Brevity is the soul of wit, declared Shakespeare. We heartily agree (after all, the site isn’t called 2volumes, is it?) Brevity has been the soul of Twitter since its beginning, with users tapping out their not so deep thoughts, hashtags and snarky comments in 140-character spurts. Now the social media platform is considering changing its rules to allow longer tweets, perhaps because there are so many jokes you can make at the expense of Donald Trump, and you just can’t fit them in.
According to a report in Recode, Twitter executives “have been openly discussing the idea of tweaking how Twitter measures its 140-character limit by removing things like links and user handles from the count.” The company has already removed length restrictions on private messages, and recently added a “retweet with comment” feature, allowing users to prattle on even more. I’m not sure that removing the word limit is necessary. After all, I’m more than capable of crafting exquisitely snide jokes about pop culture (including hashtags) that can easily fit into 140 cha-