After Twitter announced their test project of doubling up their tweet character limit from 140 to 280, the microblogging site has been overflowing with reactions. The hashtag #280 has been trending ever since Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey tweeted about the trial run. In his tweet, Dorsey stated that even though the change is small, it was a big move for the Twitter as they were going to give more space to people to express themselves on the platform. He also explained that the choice of 140 characters was ‘arbitrarily based on the 160 character SMS limit’ and limited people from tweeting.
Many Twitter users were not very happy with the change and tweeted about other bigger changes the social media platform could have made instead. While sarcastic puns and witty tweets swarmed the site, a lot of hilarious ‘desi’ memes stood out! Making a mash-up of popular dialogues from Bollywood movies, people described how they felt about the change.
We have curated a list of some of the funniest ones we came across. Take a look at them here.
*Me as a Father*
“Son tweeting in 280 characters”
Me humare jamane me toh 140 characters me krte thai !!#280characters
— Anand (@anand_sarcastic) September 27, 2017
— Rahul Prajapati (@RahulReply) September 27, 2017
— Prithvi Banna (@PrithviBana_) September 27, 2017
— Maya Sarabhai (@MaayaaSarabhai) September 27, 2017
— NaamMeinKyaRakhaHai (@DoraeMoron) September 27, 2017
Finally Twitter realized ‘ Bahut time hai logon ke paas’ #280characterlimit
— Amit Tandon (@amitandon) September 28, 2017
Twitter (140 characters): “Hey guys, I’m Vijay”
Twitter (280 characters): “Vijay Dinanath Chauhan, poora naam. Baap ka naam Dinanath Chauhan. Maa ka naam Suhasini Chauhan. Gaon Mandwa. Umar 36 saal, 9 mahina, 8 din, aye aur yeh solva ghanta chaalu hai.”
— Akshar (@AksharPathak) September 27, 2017
— Devesh Pandey (@Jhalla_wallah) September 27, 2017
Here are some other reactions that have been going on after the announcement.
One of my sons is very upset that Mummy Dearest got #280Twitter and he didn’t.
Yes, I am special.
Today, I am the Queen of All Mothers.
(He’s also upset that our dog has more Instagram followers than he does!) pic.twitter.com/56gwPjsZYl
— AuntieJafo (@AuntieJafo) September 27, 2017
She: I need space
— Akram 🇮🇳 (@akramismm) September 27, 2017
— manoj ☕️ (@ManojG7) September 27, 2017
— JUSTICE LEAGUE (@DCEUNews) September 27, 2017
— Naomi Manry (@naomi_the_nurse) September 27, 2017
So, what’s your meme for the new Twitter character limit? Share your thoughts in the comments below.