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Twitter Erupts Over 280 Character Tweets: ‘140 Characters Closer to Armageddon’

“It’s What’s Happening” will now be happening at twice the character-count, as the social media platform Twitter finally increased the length of tweets from the original 140-characters to a doubled 280.

This afternoon, the official Twitter management account excitedly stated they are “expanding the character limit!”

However, Twitter users — or, at least, a lot of them — did not sound off with the same level of enthusiasm when the news broke. Many prominent figures who use the platform blasted the new 280-character limit, citing concerns that the new length will take away from the speed and character of Twitter. Others just want an edit button already.

See a number of reactions to 280-characters below:

[featured image via Twitter/screengrab]

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Caleb Ecarma was a reporter at Mediaite. Email him here: [email protected] Follow him on Twitter here: @calebecarma