Twitter is rolling out 280-character tweets around the world

Twitter is rolling out 280-character tweets around the world


Casey Newton / The Verge:

Twitter is rolling out 280-character tweets around the world  —  Double trouble  —  In most of the world, the iconic 140-character tweet is now officially a thing of the past.  Twitter said today that after a global test, 280-character tweets will roll out to users around the world.

Twitter Exploit Let Two Pranksters Post 30,000-Character Tweet

Twitter Exploit Let Two Pranksters Post 30,000-Character Tweet

sqorbit writes: Two German twitter users were able to post a 30,000-character tweet, blowing way past the 280-character limit it is testing for select users. The accounts were banned for a brief period of time but are now back online after they apologized. The original 30,396-character tweet has been archived and can be viewed here. The two pranksters exploited “a rule Twitter made in 2016 that links would no longer count in the 140-character limit,” reports The Daily Dot. “Yes, this is just one big web address with a URL code hidden deep in the large block of text.”

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The BlackBerry Motion has no physical keyboard and its battery life is enormous

The BlackBerry Motion has no physical keyboard and its battery life is enormous

It’s official: The BlackBerry KEYone has a followup.

BlackBerry Motion, launched Sunday at the GITEX event in Dubai, is a mid-range, 5.5-inch smartphone with no physical keyboard, a large 4,000mAh battery and IP67 water and dust resistance. 

We’ve already seen what the phone looks like thanks to a leak last week, and yes, that bottom bezel actually is that huge. 

But the Motion is likely not here to set design trends; it’s a business phone and with its black/gunmetal color combo and the “soft-grip” textured back, with a large BlackBerry logo, it definitely looks the part.  Read more…

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