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Posted on 09-26-17 06:47:33 PM Link | Quote
Unfortunately this means that an era of longstanding jokes where your joke suddenly cuts off at the current limit is coming to an early deat
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Posted on 09-26-17 06:52:52 PM Link | Quote
a common activity in the Pico-8 scene is to make "tweetcarts" - carts that use only code, and only use enough characters to fit in a tweet. this lets people utilize otherwise useless aliases and alternatives for vital functions, and usually ends up with cool demoscene-type stuff

what i'm trying to say is, uh
i wonder what all this change will actually affect?
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Posted on 09-26-17 07:25:01 PM Link | Quote
I’m so glad the Nazis will be able to fit more racism into a tweet now.
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Posted on 09-26-17 07:26:52 PM Link | Quote
they do this b/c they noticed that ppl that type in Japanese, Chinese and Korean rarely hit the 140 char max but people that type in English often do. so they are trying to “even out the playing field” by doubling the limit for English.

really, they should just halve the limit for CJK. 😈
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Posted on 09-27-17 04:48:32 AM Link | Quote
I rarely use Twitter, but sometimes when I want to write something to someone it can end up looking awkward because I need to compress the text so much.

Even that phrase up there already passes the current character limit.
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Posted on 09-27-17 06:24:24 AM Link | Quote
Eh, whatever. I still have my way of making ridiculously large posts if I ever need to, and I'm totally comfortable with it.

View the full post: https://jul.rustedlogic.net/thread.php?pid=449705
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Posted on 09-27-17 06:57:10 PM Link | Quote
Twitter is just basically just an outlet for me to spew random thoughts, and generally my tweets already fit into 140 characters.
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Posted on 10-21-17 10:28:24 AM Link | Quote
They're ripping off Mastodon. :V
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Posted on 10-21-17 10:51:08 AM Link | Quote
Awesome, now I can get twice the shitty feelings in half the tweets! Due to lack of time, I've not been on Twitter so much and it's been wonderful.
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Posted on 10-22-17 02:54:39 AM Link | Quote
Taking a long leave of absence from Twitter (and FB and so on) is a remarkably healthy thing to do if you can manage it.
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Posted on 10-22-17 04:55:07 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Xkeeper
Taking a long leave of absence from Twitter (and FB and so on) is a remarkably healthy thing to do if you can manage it.

I have practically quit Twitter, and I ended up just spending more time on Telegram and Discord. I'm not complaining though.
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Posted on 10-22-17 07:50:28 AM Link | Quote
It was purely accidental in my case; work consumes so much of my time that I just don't check Twitter. I swear, it's one of the better things I've accidentally done.

Though, I suppose if opening my Twitter feed makes me feel that awful, I should probably unfollow a ton of people.
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Posted on 10-22-17 05:13:22 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Zero One
Though, I suppose if opening my Twitter feed makes me feel that awful, I should probably unfollow a ton of people.

I usually just follow a handful of people, and my news feed has stayed relatively healthy. That said, I still almost never check Twitter, so that contributes to it as well.
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