Twitter’s Logic

I’m a Twitter user, but for the majority of the time I have had my Twitter account, and before that, the entirety of time that I didn’t have a Twitter account, I have questioned the measure of it’s effect, along with it’s role in society in general. Unlike Facebook, where you could, figuratively speaking, place a short-novel’s amount of words in their status update feature, Twitter, I feel, you are fortunate to be able to post just a full sentence. Not long ago, Twitter announced it is decreasing it’s status update capacity to just 117 characters from the original, and also limiting, 140 characters. If one were to take a look at the landscape of New Media today, one would see this occurrence’s relevance to New Media as not being in harmony with the current culture of New Media and as it is today. Reason being, we live in a world where there is an unprecedented amount of activity taking place in peoples’ lives, and naturally they like to share life’s happenings with friends, family, and colleagues. As a result of that high volume of events taking place in one’s life, what they share, personal or professional, will per-dominantly also have high volume when they do so on social and business-networking sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn. If Twitter seeks to maintain high vitality in their market and sphere of influence, they need to consider increasing their character capacity or many may start questioning it’s relevance to their lives and why they should use it. For the original article from Mashable, access the shared link below.

http://mashable.com/2012/12/07/twitter-url-117-characters/

Ty Johnson

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