May 16, 2016

On Monday, Bloomberg reported that Twitter may soon not count links and images toward the 140 character limit:

The change could happen in the next two weeks, said the person who asked not to be named because the decision isn’t yet public. Links currently take up 23 characters, even after Twitter automatically shortens them. The company declined to comment.

Journalists, of course, reacted to the news on Twitter with celebratory GIFs, satisfaction and some chagrin that Twitter wasn’t focusing on other issues. (A report last year found that journalists were the largest and most active group on Twitter, so no surprise there).

In March, Twitter turned 10. We celebrated with a list of 10 Twitter how-tos.

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Kristen Hare teaches local journalists the critical skills they need to serve and cover their communities as Poynter's local news faculty member. Before joining faculty…
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