The use of polite sentiments is way up since the character limit increase.
Data shows that 54% more tweets use the word “please,” while the use of “thank you” is up 22%.
The ability to tweet more characters has led to a decline of abbreviations and an increase of the full-length words.
Replies to tweets are reportedly on the rise, although the exact increase in tweet replies was not provided in the data.
It’s possible that there are more replies because users are asking more questions – 30% more tweets include a question more.
Curiously enough, the character limit increase has not led to longer tweets for the most part.
The most common length of tweets in English is 33 characters, which is actually one less character than before the change.
In fact, only 12% of English language tweets are longer than 140 characters. Just 1% of tweets hit the 280-character limit.
Looking at data across all languages, 6% of tweets are longer than 140 characters.
Here is a collection of tweets that were recently published that support the above statistics.
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