Maxitweet Breaks 140 Character Twitter Constraint

Posted: Aug 17 2009, 12:00pm CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 3:48pm CDT, in News | Technology News


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I'm not a Twitter user myself, but I can imagine how difficult it would be to say all you want to say with a paltry 140-character limit. A company called Maxitweet has found a way to allow users to post longer Tweets.

The Maxitweets are up to 200 characters long, an increase of almost 50% says the company. Maxitweet says that it uses Unicode glyphs that resemble two or more letters to transmit text more efficiently. Maxitweet says that "lions" is a good example and when sent using its service the "io" is replaced by a single Cyrillic letter resembling "io" and a second Unicode symbol for "ns" shortening the word.

The company wrote a JavaScript engine that runs in the background to compress the text in the background and deliver a user-friendly experience. Will the extra characters make a difference to most people?

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