Twitter Plans to Go Beyond Its 140-Character Limit ➝

Kurt Wagner and Jason Del Ray, reporting for Re/code:

Twitter is building a new product that will allow users to share tweets that are longer than the company’s 140-character limit, according to multiple people familiar with the company’s plans.

It’s unclear what the product will look like, but sources say it would enable Twitter users to publish long-form content to the service.

I’ve written about this recently and am vehemently opposed to it. Twitter should, instead, embrace other publishing platforms that allow for longer form content by building stronger ties with sites like WordPress.com, Blogger, Facebook, and Tumblr. I would much rather have Twitter remain the short-form messaging platform that we love than allow users to put it into verbose mode.

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