Right here’s What 10,000 Characters Seems to be Like
So, Recode reported at present that Twitter was tinkering round with the thought of increasing its one hundred forty character restrict to a quantity a bit greater….10,000 characters.
However what, you ask (and I’m glad you probably did), does 10,000 characters seem like? Properly, hey. Let’s discover out.
Soooo, did you see the Warriors recreation final night time? Loopy, proper? It was good to see Harrison Barnes again and your complete crowd cheered when he entered the sport. Steph Curry might be not human, as a result of he shoots the ball from the parking zone and it swishes like butter. What number of characters am I to date? Lemme verify, so maintain on….
Anyhow, then it began raining in the present day and my canine don’t like rain so it’s actually troublesome to take them outdoors to do their enterprise within the morning once they don’t need to cope with the rain. I attempt to speak them into the truth that they’re truly getting a shower and pooping on the similar time, type of a two birds with one stone factor. They don’t purchase it. Talking of rain, it didn’t rain on my wedding ceremony day just like the climate individuals thought it might. How do they maintain their jobs once they’re fallacious all the time? It’s virtually like they might do my job. Wait, I didn’t imply that the way it sounded. The place are we at now?
OK. So anyhow. Right here’s a favourite quote of mine from Invoice Clinton:
In case you stay lengthy sufficient, you’ll make errors. However for those who study from them, you’ll be a greater individual. It’s the way you deal with adversity, not the way it impacts you. The primary factor isn’t give up, by no means give up, by no means give up.
I feel what he’s saying is that you could make errors, however it’s a must to study from them. I’ve made a bunch of errors, how about you? My canine made a mistake this morning as a result of they didn’t need to exit within the rain. However that’s cool, I don’t get mad. Life’s too brief, you already know?
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Did you see the President discuss gun management immediately? It’s necessary. In all probability an important drawback of our time and we’ve to unravel it. Right here’s what he stated in the present day:
THE PRESIDENT: Joyful New Yr, everyone. Earlier than the New Yr, I discussed that I had given the cost to my Lawyer Basic, FBI Director, Deputy Director on the ATF, and personnel at my White Home to work collectively to see what extra we might do to stop a scourge of gun violence on this nation.
I feel everyone right here is all too conversant in the statistics. We now have tens of hundreds of individuals each single yr who’re killed by weapons. We’ve got suicides which are dedicated by firearms at a fee that far exceeds different nations. We’ve a frequency of mass shootings that far exceeds different nations in frequency.
And though it’s my robust perception that for us to get our full arm round the issue Congress must act, what I requested my staff to do is to see what extra we might do to strengthen our enforcement and stop weapons from falling into the incorrect palms to make it possible for criminals, people who find themselves mentally unstable, those that might pose a hazard to themselves or others are much less more likely to get them.
And I’ve simply acquired again a report from Lawyer Basic Lynch, Director Comey, in addition to Deputy Director Brandon about a number of the concepts and initiatives that they assume could make a distinction. And the excellent news is, is that these aren’t solely suggestions which are nicely inside my authorized authority and the chief department, however they’re additionally ones that the overwhelming majority of the American individuals, together with gun house owners, help and consider.
So over the subsequent a number of days, we’ll be rolling out these initiatives. We’ll be ensuring that folks have a really clear understanding of what could make a distinction and what we will do. And though we now have to be very clear that this isn’t going to unravel each violent crime on this nation, it’s not going to stop each mass capturing, it’s not going to maintain each gun out of the arms of a felony, it can probably save lives and spare households the ache and the extraordinary loss that they’ve suffered as a consequence of a firearm getting within the palms of the mistaken individuals.
I’m additionally assured that the suggestions which are being made by my group listed here are ones which might be solely in line with the Second Modification and other people’s lawful proper to bear arms. And we’ve been very cautious recognizing that, though we have now a robust custom of gun possession on this nation, that despite the fact that it’s who possess firearms for searching, for self-safety, and for different respectable causes, I need to make it possible for the incorrect individuals don’t have them for the mistaken causes.
So I need to say how a lot I recognize the excellent work that the group has finished. Lots of you labored over the vacations to get this set of suggestions to me. And I’m wanting ahead to chatting with the American individuals over the subsequent a number of days in additional element about it.
Thanks very a lot, everyone.
No matter the place you stand on the matter, we’ve got to vary some issues.
Again to tech. Are you at CES? I’m not this yr. Principally as a result of there’s lots of germs and I shouldn’t be round them if I may also help it. I’m fairly positive my canine would have appreciated it although, as a result of there’s loads of tech in Vegas for all types of individuals (and pets). When you have been a canine would you need a telephone? Or a self-feeding factor? In fact you’d. You’d have to take a seat round all day watching your mother and father use know-how when you sit round and lick your self. What sort of existence is that? I do know, proper? I hope there’s some canine tech that comes out of the convention, in any other case it’s a wash.
Time for an additional quote. JFK this time:
When written in Chinese language, the phrase ‘disaster’ consists of two characters. One represents hazard and the opposite represents alternative.
I feel what JFK meant was simply because issues aren’t going your approach doesn’t imply that it gained’t ultimately. You need to play the lengthy recreation, you must stick in there and see issues so far as you’ll be able to probably see them. It’s like Twitter. Individuals are nervous about whether or not Twitter can climate the storm of lack of progress. I feel it may well. What concerning the character rely? Properly, I personally really feel like asking individuals to maintain their ideas shorter make them extra highly effective. They’re simpler to share. Repeat, and so forth. What is going to occur when individuals can put this a lot textual content in a tweet? I don’t know. I do know that I don’t need to spend hours studying tweets as a result of I like the truth that I can look on the app and work out what’s happening fairly shortly.
If I needed to put in writing a e-book, I’d do it on Fb.
However perhaps individuals need extra characters. I’m unsure who, although. I’d like to satisfy them. Perhaps they’ve canine, too. We might chat about that.
What are your favourite films? I’ve a prime 10 and it modifications typically:
– Rocky – Forrest Gump – Forged Away – Incredible Mr. Fox – Indicators – Lars and the Actual Woman – Superbad – Spaceballs – Shawshank Redemption – Jackie Brown
Share yours within the feedback if you’d like.
Right here’s one other quote, this time from Maya Angelou:
The factor to do, it appears to me, is to organize your self so that you is usually a rainbow in any person else’s cloud. Any person who might not appear to be you. Might not name God the identical identify you name God – in the event that they name God in any respect. I’ll not dance your dances or converse your language. However be a blessing to someone. That’s what I feel.
Being a blessing to somebody is a good way to be. Have you ever been a blessing to somebody recently? I really feel like we might all do a greater job of that, even when it’s in small methods. I really feel like individuals all the time need to do one thing nice and massively big, however overlook about all the little issues alongside the best way. Making somebody smile, holding the door for somebody, giving somebody a hug once they actually actually need it. These sorts of issues final eternally. Don’t maintain again on doing a bunch of little nice issues to do one thing big that you simply’ll get overwhelmed with and never comply with via on.
8614. Wow, this can be a lot of characters.
I really feel like Kurt Wagner did a good job of speaking concerning the ramifications of increasing tweets to 10,000 characters:
The design facet is vital. Making Tweets greater by including extra content material or greater footage has diminished consumer engagement prior to now, in accordance with one supply. That is sensible. If tweets take a very long time to eat or take up more room in your display, it’s possible that you simply’ll view (and have interaction with) fewer of them. So Twitter is making an attempt so as to add extra content material with out disrupting the best way you presently scroll by way of your timeline.
How can Twitter develop into extra like Fb with out turning into Fb? There’s too many phrases on Fb, one thing the corporate itself is making an attempt to get away from by introducing all types of latest media, like 360 diploma movies. There’s all the time a spot for lengthy type content material, and simply because you have got the area doesn’t imply you need to fill it. However nonetheless, lots of people will attempt. Spammers will certainly attempt. The truth is, are you able to think about getting spam tweets which might be over one hundred forty characters? Ugh. It’ll be like studying SPAM in your EMAIL!@$#!@#!@#
Another quote, this one from Clarence Darrow:
Once we absolutely perceive the brevity of life, its fleeting joys and unavoidable pains; once we settle for the details that each one women and men are approaching an inevitable doom: the consciousness of it ought to make us extra kindly and thoughtful of one another. This sense ought to make women and men use their greatest efforts to assist their fellow vacationers on the street, to make the trail brighter and simpler as we journey on. It ought to convey a better kinship, a greater understanding, and a deeper sympathy for the wayfarers who should stay a standard life and die a standard dying.
Perhaps Twitter ought to simply purchase Medium as an alternative.
Oops, I went over the “restrict.”