What Is The Value Of A Character?

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Now with the new changes, Mr. Dorsey can have it both ways: keep the 140-character limit while also allowing tweets to be longer.

Twitter has announced quantitative easing for your tweets. User handles, photos, GIFs, and videos won’t count against your archaic Short Message Service word count. But what about emojis, Jack Dorsey? Or what if I wanted my tweet to grow a beard because my tweet was in a mature and different phase of its life? They say a beard gives you more power, but does it give you any character? Anyway, the shruggie still counts as like nine characters.