Everything you know about Twitter character counting is wrong

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Japanese text pasted into the Twitter compose window. It is showing that there are too many characters.

How many characters can a Tweet contain? It used to be 140, back in the good old days. Now it’s 280. Unless you’re Japanese. Let me explain… I run OpenBenches – a site which collects memorial benches. When a user adds a bench, the inscription is automatically Tweeted. If the inscription is longer than 280…

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Hashtags and Implicit Knowledge

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What is “Implicit Knowledge”? Essentially it’s stuff that everyone knows, but no one has written down. Usually it’s something that people have worked out through their own experiences. This sort of knowledge is common in life – but is fatal in computing and design. Take the following tweet I received. @edent @dabr you folks aware…

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