Why only 140 characters?

This question got into my mind again.  It was there but now it was in the – “get the answer”, space of my to-do’s.

Well it also turns out that it was the fifth b’day for twitter yesterday.  Strange things happen sometimes.

So a simple question – why only 14o characters?  Well, turns out the SMS limit is part of the answer.  The max you can do is 160 characters with that so – “They settled on 140, in order to leave room for the username and the colon in front of the message.”.  This comes out from an interesting article from –


Posted by Digvijay Singh Rathore



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