Twitter has finally decided to increase the character limit for a group of users to 280 characters instead of 140. The reason for this increase is that almost 9% of tweets in English have 140 characters, which makes the character limit a major cause of frustration for these people. It is not the case though for Arabic, and it’s not the case for Japanese as well where 0.4% of the total tweets reach the limit.
If you ask me, I think the 280-characters limit will make it even harder for me to scan through my twitter feed and I believe 280 is too much. On another note, it’s about time Twitter allows us to edit previous tweets.