Twitter to Increase Character Limit So That Shashi Tharoor Can Complete A Sentence

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Twitter to Increase Character Limit So That Shashi Tharoor Can Complete A Sentence

Illustration: Ahmed Sikander

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o, this is not an exasperating farrago of distortions. Barely a year after Twitter revised its character count per tweet from 140 to 280, it has been forced to further increase its count after Shashi Tharoor complained he could only tweet up to one word at a time.

Following yesterday’s tweet, in which Tharoor used the word “floccinaucinihilipilification” to talk about his new book, Twitter’s servers crashed. “We restored it after we increased the character limit to match Shashi’s vocabulary, or Avogadro’s number,” said a Twitter spokesperson.

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