Twitter allows you to tweet 140 characters. Facebook? Yesterday FB announced that your status updates can be more than 60,000 characters. You can now post a status update measuring 63,206 characters.
So, anyone reading this who is a novelist or would-be novelist could actually post your entire novel in about 9 status updates!
Facebook character limits have been expanding since March 2009 when the limit was barely bigger than Twitter’s, at 160 characters. Then 420 characters, then this summer it jumped from 500 to 5,000 and now 63,206!!!
A lot of us enjoyed Twitter and Facebook because it kept things short and sweet. Would you ever post a message this long?