For all the Latin alphabet’s strengths, it’s not nearly as succinct as scripts like Japanese – and Twitter has taken note by doubling its 140-character limit to encourage people to speak up more. We reached out to our expert network to understand how the change could impact users and brands.
When Twitter doubled its character count, expanding the possible length of Tweet from 140 to 280 characters, not everyone was happy with this new capability. In response, publisher Slate created '140' – a Chrome extension that lets people limit their character count like the good old days.
The clamour of modern urban life – in both the physical and digital worlds – can sometimes be overwhelming. In the first of a two-part report, Canvas8 looks at how complexion reduction is seeing apps redesigned with bold headers, simple icons and reduced colour for a unified mobile experience.
The screenshot is how you save a digital memory. From displaying autocorrect errors to dodging Twitter’s character limit, it has become an easy and intimate way to communicate online. But what are the implications for brands? And what do they say about the users that share them?
After Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s history of alleged sexual misconduct was bared to the world, social feeds were flooded with a singular expression: #MeToo. The hashtag went viral, inspiring over half a million tweets in just 24 hours, but can people really find solace in an online trend?