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We don't know whether to be excited about this or genuinely scared.

Re/code is reporting that Twitter is considering doing away with the 140-character limit that has plagued users for centuries. (We mean centuries in Internet time, so realistically about 6 years).

Twitter is reportedly building a new product that would allow users to write and publish longer tweets, sort of like Twitlonger or OneShot. We've seen people use very creative means to write extremely long tweets, like writing it on their iPhone's notepad and then taking a screengrab. With this new feature, Twitter would have its own option for writing those long love letters to your favorite celebrities.

Now we won't have to deal with this problem anymore:

Twitter screengrab


Along with this new product reportedly in the works, Twitter may also be tweaking how the social media site counts characters. So Twitter handles and links might not be treated as characters in the near future; users could tweet out an article, etc. without worrying about leaving space for the hyperlink.

According to a high-level employee at Twitter, those working at the company are excited to see interim CEO Jack Dorsey making moves and updates such as these to stay competitive with other sites.

"People have been very precious at Twitter about what Twitter can be and how much it can be evolved," said one current senior employee. "Having Jack come in and say it's okay makes all the difference in the world."

On the other hand, do we really want to give Twitter users free reign to go on Facebook-esque rants? Twitter is usually a respite from things like your conservative grandmother's passionate essays about why women belong in the kitchen. Will this be a welcome update or will it be the downfall of Twitter?

Only time and tweets will tell. In the meantime, we will draft our ode to Amy Schumer, which will almost certainly clock in at no less than 10,000 characters.

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