There have been changes made to Twitter, the social media/micro-blogging platform. One of the changes is the removal of the 140 character limit. One of the reasons behind this removal is the finding that longer tweets are getting greater engagement. Therefore, the 140 character limit has been pushed up to 280 characters. This gives members more room to type the message they want to tweet to the community. Even with the challenge that came with stuffing a message into one 140 character tweet, Twitter has grown to be a very popular platform. It ranks up there with Facebook as one of the most popular platforms for social media.
Twitter seems very straight forward when it comes to communicating. For one thing, people are able to just search a topic they are interested in and then respond to people who comment on the topic. Twitter is one of the best platforms for people who want to network and connect with people. People who want to market also have something worthwhile because they can build their brand and gain the trust of the market they are involved with. With the recent changes in Twitter, it is a lot easier to leave a message that is very important. It is also easier to make friends and gain followers with the message. Once a person has enough followers, then he can bring people to his site.