- Mar 2022
micro.blog micro.blog@pratik This would be interesting to know. I recall somewhere that the reason Twitter upped it's character count—remember when it was only 140?!—was that their data showed Japanese and Chinese contained more content in the space. I sometimes wish 280 was more, but not much more. Maybe even just 400.1
pratik This may be too late to be a Micro Camp topic but does anyone knows if any UX research exists on the ideal post length for a timeline view? Twitter has 280 chars (a remnant from SMS). I think FB truncates after 400 chars. But academic abstracts are 150-300 words (not chars).
@pratik Mastodon caps at 500 as a default. The information density of the particular language/character set is certainly part of the calculus.
Here's a few to start (and see their related references): - https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/How-Constraints-Affect-Content%3A-The-Case-of-Switch-Gligoric-Anderson/de77e2b6abae20a728d472744557d722499efef5 - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41599-019-0280-3