Biz Stone and Evan Williams: Why Is Twitter 140 Characters? (VIDEO)

[ 0 ] July 16, 2010 |

genConnect at the Aspen Ideas Festival caught up with the handsome gentlemen behind Twitter, Biz Stone and Evan Williams. Here they answer our question: Why are status updates on Twitter limited to 140 characters? Watch:


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To recap: Biz explains how 160 characters is the international limit for text messaging. Stone and Evans designed Twitter to work on all mobile devices in the world (which means 5 billion cell phones). 140 characters leaves room for the name of the author of the Tweet and can be read in its entirety on any device.

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