China's Twitter will increase textual content restrict to 2,000 characters

China's Twitter will expand text limit to 2,000 characters

China’s model of Twitter, Sina Weibo, additionally plans to increase its messages’ capability from one hundred forty characters to 2,000. In contrast to its American counterpart that is nonetheless fascinated by it, although, Weibo’s already made up its thoughts. The microblogging service will launch its expanded messages on January twenty eighth to a small group of beta testers. Everybody else — that’s, all 500 million customers — will have the ability to publish lengthy letters/ideas/diatribes by February twenty eighth.

A Weibo spokesperson advised South China Morning Submit that solely 10 % of posts on the social community exceed one hundred twenty Chinese language characters. To not point out, these posts bear the identical authorities censorship filter different web sites within the area undergo — you’ll be able to’t actually publish a 2,000-character rant towards the federal government on Weibo. Even so, the corporate’s increasing the textual content restrict anyway “to supply higher selection and a greater consumer expertise.”

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