Breaking: Is This The End Of Twitter’s 140 Character Limit?

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The social media platform might be making a major change…..

Twitter might be about to make amajor change. We’ve all grown used to that 140 character limit by now. Because a part of being a whizz on Twitter is about condensing those insightful thoughts/hilarious LOLS down into 140 precious characters.

But this might all be about to change. Because according to Re/Code , Twitter is working on a project that means those character constraints may be totally lifted, meaning you can tweet longer chunks of text.

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It’s being penned the ‘140 Plus’ project, and apparently, the idea has been kicking around Twitter HQ for years. It’s just that previously, not everyone’s been on board.
‘People have been very precious at Twitter about what Twitter can be and how much it can be evolved,’ a source said, adding that in the past, the idea’s been shot down numerous times.

But with new interim CEO Jack Dorsey now in place, the lift of the 140 character limit looks more possible than ever. ‘Having Jack come in and say it’s okay makes all the difference in the world’, the source added.

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Twitter has already lifted the 140 character limit off its direct messages – will our tweets be next?

We can’t even imagine what that Twitterscape would look like if it was full of essays and long rants. And it seems the public agree.

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‘Without the 140 character limit, Twitter becomes a 2nd Facebook. And guess what I don’t need?’, one disgruntled user tweeted.

But others took the news more lightly, dropping a few jokes about the new initiative.
‘I hear Twitter is considering increasing the character limit to above 140. This is a terrible idea for many reason! First, and most importa’, one witty lady wrote to highlight the current constraints.

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‘Twitter might remove the 140 character limit so i’m putting some 800 word tweets with character development & plot twists in my drafts’, tweeted another guy who is clearly planning on tweeting out his finest work if the limits are lifted.

What do you think of the proposal? Will Twitter ever be the same again? Let us know below…

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Warning: This Everyday Tea Could Give You Hepatitis

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What happened to this girl after drinking loads of green tea is quite shocking…

Who doesn’t love a hot drink? Or three? We need at least one cup of coffee in the morning to start off our day.

But one girl has discovered, in the most extreme way, that one hot drink in particular can be very bad for your health.

The Mail has reported on the story of one 16-year-old girl whose green tea habit caused her to be hospitalised with hepatitis.

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Yikes.

The young girl was experiencing dizziness, nausea, stomach and joint pains, and after a series of trips to seek medical attention, it became apparent that she was suffering with severe inflammation of the liver.

After questioning, the teenager admitted to ordering a Chinese green tea online, which she had been drinking in excess, as part of a personal campaign to lose weight.

The doctors originally believed that she was suffering with a urine infection, but after anitbiotics didn’t soothe her symptoms, and she had slowly started to turn yellow due to jaundice, they quickly realised that it was hepatitis.

She was immediately warned to stop drinking the green tea and after treatment her liver, thankfully, went down.

This all seems pretty scary, right?

But, what does this actually mean for green tea drinkers?
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Creating Momentum Vs. Building Momentum

Venture capital is all about placing bets on the future. It requires looking for companies that will fulfill tomorrow’s needs, create new markets, and change the way we live.
 
There are two different ways to predict the future of business. The first is to explore current trends and their adjacent possibilities. And the second is to start from a vision of how the world could be and work backwards to discover what is needed in order to get there.

Both have merits, and there are successful venture capitalists that approach investing in each of the respective ways.

At Collaborative Fund, we’ve been challenging ourselves and our companies to feel unburdened by current limitations so that the ambition of their desired outcomes is exponentially increased. One exercise I use frequently is challenging a project lead to use a magic wand and dream up the circumstances that will mark the project’s success. This allows that person to set ambitious goals and then work backwards to determine what steps would be required to achieve them. It does not consider present obstacles – only the vision of an outcome that exists wholly separate from a current reality.

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