After two months of market testing, Twitter finally extended to all users the 280 character limit expansion it first rolled out on a limited basis back in September.
While not everyone applauded an end to the 140 character maximum that has defined the service since 2006, those that did went all out — cramming as much content as possible into tweets both to demonstrate what’s possible, and to make fun of the newly-available verbosity.
Some genuinely fun and often hilarious #content ensued.
Read on for a sample.
Here’s Ben Schwartz with the world’s most famous mathematical constant:
Here’s Jake Tapper proving that reading is fundamental, first with the opening of “The Great Gatsby.”
Followed by the beginning of “The Catcher in the Rye”:
Next up, Genesis:
If you don’t know this classic from “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” by now:
An excerpt from “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”:
For some reason this Smashmouth song became a meme and here is possibly that meme’s greatest form:
“Official” Twitter accounts got in on it too.
But before you enjoy it too much, here’s Lin-Manuel Miranda with the rebuttal:
Oh, in case you’re wondering, Trump has a 280 character limit too. Here’s his first tweet after Twitter extended the limit to everyone: