More than 140!

July 20, 2009
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We’ve been posting a great deal on Twitter recently, due to its popularity and abounding coverage in the media. One such example of recent coverage is from Forbes on their late-breaking accomplishment… The Longest Tweet In History.

Recently Forbes’ own Taylor Buley posted a 247 character Tweet, a quote from Steve Forbes, through Twitter’s programmable API. Buley’s Tweet was truncated at 136 characters with Twitter using the remaining four characters to display a space and hyperlinked ellipsis – hyperlinked to the full 247 character Tweet.

Twitter seems to have made these accommodations for the verbose, returning information that indicates a truncated Tweet and accommodating with hyperlinked ellipsis. While this is good news, you shouldn’t abuse their generosity – try to get it in 140 characters, if you need more consider blogging (Ah! Ah! Ah!)


We’ve been posting a great deal on Twitter recently, due to its popularity and abounding coverage in the media. One such example of recent coverage is from Forbes on their late-breaking accomplishment… The Longest Tweet In History.

Recently Forbes’ own Taylor Buley posted a 247 character Tweet, a quote from Steve Forbes, through Twitter’s programmable API. Buley’s Tweet was truncated at 136 characters with Twitter using the remaining four characters to display a space and hyperlinked ellipsis – hyperlinked to the full 247 character Tweet.

Twitter seems to have made these accommodations for the verbose, returning information that indicates a truncated Tweet and accommodating with hyperlinked ellipsis. While this is good news, you shouldn’t abuse their generosity – try to get it in 140 characters, if you need more consider blogging (Ah! Ah! Ah!)

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