A Tweet's More Than Just 140 Characters

By  |  Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at 4:55 pm

Sarah Perez over at ReadWriteWeb has a interesting piece on what exactly compromises a tweet from the backend. While it looks complicated already, it will get even moreso when Twitter debuts “annotations” later this year. That’s because for the first time a tweet will be able to contain even more data than just your standard 140 characters of text.

Now you know how much coding it takes for someone to tweet what they had for lunch this afternoon…


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3 Comments For This Post

  1. Hamranhansenhansen Says:

    The first thing they should fix is that a Web link should not count against your 140 characters. URL shorteners are a kludge, a security risk, and go against the basic architecture of the Internet.

    After that, tags should not count against the 140 characters, they should be part of a metadata wrapper.

  2. Michael Says:

    We are trying to get a decent plugin for our wordpress blog http://www.rhinoplasty.ws to get our comments tweeted? Any suggestions?

  3. Isobel Shaw Says:

    my cousin broke her nose on a bad bike accident and he got a nose job.~`’