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Twitter gave you 280 characters and your tweets got shorter



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One would have thought, 280 signs to tweet would free our inner Hemingway. It turns out, old habits die hard and we still publish short tweets, according to data released by Twitter on Tuesday.

The company's latest analysis showed that the length of tweets has barely changed since last year's doubling of the character limit. The most commonly used length under 1

40 characters was 34 characters. With the double breathing space, the most common length is 33 characters.

In the past, 9 percent of tweets have reached the limit of 140 characters. Only about 1 percent of the letters written in English have entered the 280-character limit, the company said. Worldwide, 6 percent of all tweets go over 140 characters and 3 percent are longer than 190 characters. "Less work to integrate thoughts into tweets and short tweets remains the norm!" (19659005) Nevertheless, in some cases people seem to take advantage of the increased space. Twitter said users are more likely to say "please" and "thank you" because the character limit has doubled over the last year. Abbreviations are also less used.

"We see abbreviations like & # 39; gr8 (-36%), & # 39; b4 & # 39; (-13%) and & # 39; sry & # 39; (-5%) in favor from right words like "great" (+ 32%), "before" (+ 70%) and "sorry" (+ 31%), "the company said ,


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