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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