short-form writing

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short-form writing

The limits imposed on the length of a single text message (160 characters) or a tweet (140 characters). It also refers to brief posts on Facebook and blogs. See SMS and Twitter.
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The only Twitter users who will remain at 140 characters are those who post in Japanese, Korean or Chinese, the company said.
We asked our readers the ideal character length for a tweet and 62 per cent of people said 140 characters.
The previous limit of 140 characters, which has existed since Twitter was launched in 2006, has led to "cramming" in most languages, meaning users have to edit or even leave out words to make their messages fit.
Say goodbye to 140 characters and the countdown that used to appear next to your working tweets, it's all about 280 characters and a slowly filling circle now.
In September, Twitter had announced that it would double its character count for tweets -- from 140 characters to 280 characters -- albeit, for some of its users.
We understand since many of you have been Tweeting for years, there may be an emotional attachment to 140 characters - we felt it, too.
4% of tweets in Japanese have 140 characters, which is a "considerable difference to 9% of English tweets having 140 characters", the company said.
Oh Nigel, how it must pain you to hold back on those 140 characters and write what you really want to say.
Sometimes there's drama when a celeb comes out, and sometimes it's said in 140 characters or less.
Short But Sweet: Give students the rule of using 140 characters to write an entire story or just the introduction or character description.
It's believed the micro-blogging website is currently testing a version in which the first 140 characters of the tweet can be seen with a further extension tab which would allow users to then call on the rest of the content.
Re/code says that Twitter is currently testing a version of the product in which only 140 characters of the expanded tweet are displayed along with a 'call to action' that there is additional content that is hidden.