Twitter experimenting with longer posts

Twitter's (TWTR) ironclad 140-character limit might be loosening up a bit: The microblogging platform is testing out a "Retweet with Comment" feature that would prevent the text of a retweeted post from counting against a reply's 140 characters.

Th effect of the format, which puts a retweeted post inside of a Twitter Card, is to give users more space to comment when both quoting and replying to a post. It's one of a long list of new features and product changes Twitter has toyed with as it tries to better appeal to those users bewildered by its traditional 140-character post streams.

Twitter is just two weeks removed from announcing COO's Ali Rowghani's resignation, a move that reportedly stemmed from product-related tensions. Ex-Google Maps chief Daniel Graf was hired in April to be Twitter's consumer products VP.

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  • 22643611
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    This is the smartest move TWTR has ever made
    24 Jun 2014, 07:26 PM Reply Like
  • bleweagle
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    Twitter is here to stay ... What can it hurt.
    24 Jun 2014, 10:51 PM Reply Like
  • King Rat
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    "What can it hurt." Only those who use it. Looks like it just hurt Jimmy Graham of the Saints about $5.3million.
    25 Jun 2014, 12:06 AM Reply Like
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