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Twitter Just Ruined Twitter

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Twitter was already really bad, but the brain trust over on Market Street just figured out how to make it worse. In the olden days (yesterday), when you included someone’s username in your tweet, it deducted from your 140 character limit. Now, for some inexplicable reason, it doesn’t. Which means you can tag a seemingly infinite number of people in a thread.


Let’s observe this thread created by local New Jersey man John Cook. As you can see, he can add people to a twitter thread, even though the sum of the length of their usernames well surpasses 140 characters! Luckily for me, John got bored and passed the torch over to me. I was able to tag 50 people in a single Twitter thread, and made a lot of people very annoyed at me in the process.


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I wonder if there are sufficient usernames that are regular words so that you could compose a short story in Twitter using only tags.