Educational Technology

November 24, 2010

If Twitter removed the 140 character limit from DM’s. Would we have an email killer?

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:30 am

by Zee, the Next Web

What if twitter removed its character limit from DM’s and we were able to send lengthier messages privately to friends on twitter? I’d argue that Facebook messages would immediately have a solid competitor on its hands and arguably, in the long term, so would email. Twitter already integrates with SMS, chat, email and has a plethora of superb mobile apps. Aside from missing group messaging and file sharing features – both of which are surely just around the corner but can be done now via third party tools – we’ve got a solid alternative to email – yes, social email. What’s more, being Twitter, users would instinctively (hopefully) maintain that “keep it short” Twitter mentality when messaging friends.

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