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Posts Tagged ‘140-characters’

Ten 140-Character Job Openings

Think you could sum up your job description in 140 characters?

Recently, the Wisconsin Law Journal posted a job opening for a full-time reporter on, and used just 134 characters to do so.

In the same spirit of brevity, SHIFT Communications started compiling an entire page of tweet-length job listings, both at the agency itself and its clients.

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Do You Share Links On Twitter? Soon You’ll Have Two Fewer Characters To Use In Your Tweets

Since the dawn of time – namely, July 2006, when Twitter first opened its doors to an unsuspecting public – tweets have been fixed to a limit of 140 characters. This is a ceiling that you are simply not allowed to break (unless, of course, you’re one of those people). The limit is widely seen as a good thing – it ensures that tweets are instantly consumable and easy to share, and, ultimately, that forced brevity encourages all of us to become better writers.

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5 Common Twitter Myths That Are Hurting Your Efforts

Twitter’s been around for a while, but there are still some nasty myths circulating among even the Twitter elite that could be crippling your success.
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Thsrs Finds You Shorter Synonyms So You Can Tweet More

Are you perplexed by the protractedness of your vocabulary? Well there’s a tool that can help with that: Thsrs, the little thesaurus that shrinks your profound words into tweetable nuggets.
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Twitter Basics: Why 140-Characters, And How to Write More

We’re all used to the 140-character limit by now, but do you know how it started? Here’s a little history lesson for anyone wondering why they’ve got to condense their thoughts into 140-characters or less – and how to get around the limit without turning off your followers.
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Twitter-Owned TweetDeck Kills Off, Users Can No Longer Send Messages Longer Than 140 Characters

It’s taken a while, but Twitter has finally focused its attention on not-so-recently purchased TweetDeck. And it’s attention comes in the form of an axe.

The first feature to get chopped from TweetDeck is its app, which enabled users to tweet things longer than 140 characters by redirecting those interested in reading the extended post to a separate web page.
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James Joyce Fans Tweet Entire 700+ Page Ulysses For 24 Hours, 140 Characters At A Time

In perhaps one of the most ambitious literary projects Twitter has seen, 71 fans of the classic “Ulysses” are spending today tweeting out this 700+ page tome in an attempt to bridge old and new media and share this literary staple with the tweeting generation.
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42 Facts About Twitter [Infographic]

If you want to know anything and everything about Twitter and its users, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got an infographic that covers 42 facts about Twitter, from how it compares to Facebook to how many Twitter users are women to how many followers the average Twitter user has.
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Are You Extending Your Tweets? Then You’re Missing the Point

It can be extremely difficult to try and fit your thoughts into only 140 characters.

It’s even harder to try and be funny in that limited space.

But see, that’s the whole point.

According to @Jack Dorsey, Twitter CEO, “The name Twitter came from @Noah Glass & the Oxford English: “a short inconsequential burst of information, chirps from birds.” #twttr”
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Conan, MythBusters, The Dark Lord Among Shorty Award Winners

We had a blast covering the Shorty Awards last night. Hosted by Aasif Mandvi and featuring award presenters Keifer Sutherland, Jim Gaffigan, Jerry Stiller and more, it was a night to remember. Twitter aficionados, celebrities and newbies alike gathered to recognize the best 140 character content creators out there. We’ll take a look at some of the winners of this year’s Shorty Awards, and give you the highlights of the night.
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