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Twitter will relax its 140-character limit

UPDATED The big news in today’s announcement from Twitter: media attachments (images, video, links, polls) will no longer “count” against the 140-character limit that is the platform’s defining characteristic. When will it happen? Sometime “over the coming months.” Other changes: The user-name(s) that leads a “reply” (an @ tweet that is a REPLY not a brand-new […]

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Deconstructing RumsfeldOffice: real or parody Twitter account?

Parody accounts are okay on Twitter. But how can you tell if an account is for real? Twitter provides two tips: The bio should indicate that the user is not affiliated with the account subject by stating a word such as “parody,” “fake,” “fan,” or “commentary,” and be done so in a way that would be […]