Today some lucky Twitter users were excited to find they had the ability to Tweet with 280 characters instead of 140.
Last January, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey addressed the possibility of increasing the character count for Tweets.
When Twitter began they implemented a 140-character restriction. This reflected fitting into a single SMS message. The limited character count stuck and inspired us all to whittle down our thoughts into brief messages that fit this requirement. It also inspired us to be creative in getting our thoughts out into such a short message.