Dubai PR Network, Online Press Release from Dubai and Middle East
 
Social Media & People(Entertainment)
Filter PR by
  
Twitter reveals data on the impact of the 280-character launch one year on
 

80%+ and 50%+ rise seen in the use of words such as (please) and    (excuse me) in Arabic
 
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 30, 2018:  It’s been a year since Twitter introduced the 280-character limit to the platform from 140 characters, making it easier for people around the world to express themselves in a single Tweet. With a goal to continue to deliver a platform for people to connect and share news and views, the objective was to ensure the brevity and speed Twitter is known for was not lost. One year later, on the launch’s first anniversary, Twitter has released data surrounding the impact of the 280-character limit. 

In the past year, the language used across the world has evolved. When analyzing seven languages, Twitter found that since the doubling of the character limit, there has been a rise in the use of words such as ‘please’ (+54%) and ‘thank you’ (+22%). In Arabic, there’s been an 83%, 56%, 44% and 30% rise in the use of    (please), (excuse me), (thank you), and  (please) respectively. The use of abbreviations has also declined in favor of proper words. English abbreviations such as ‘gr8’ (-36%), ‘b4’ (-13%) and ‘sry’ (-5%) declined in favour of ‘great’ (+32%) ‘before’ (+70%), and ‘sorry’ (+31%).  

The new data revealed that it's easier to Tweet and Twitter is still brief. The most common length of Tweets remains small — with 140 characters it was 34 characters in English and 30 characters in Arabic, and with 280 characters it is 33 characters in English and still 30 characters in Arabic. Historically, 9% of English Tweets and 4% of Arabic Tweets hit the 140-character limit. This reflected the challenge of fitting a thought into a Tweet, often resulting in editing to fit within the limit. With the expanded 280 character count one year later, about 1% of Tweets in both English and Arabic are hitting the 280-character limit. 12% and 5% of English and Arabic Tweets sent after the expanded 280 character count are over 140 characters respectively. Globally, Twitter saw 6% of all Tweets over 140 characters and 3% of Tweets over 190 characters. This indicates that less work is needed to fit thoughts into Tweets and short Tweets remain the norm.

In addition, more questions and conversations are taking place on the platform. The number of Tweets with a question mark ‘?’ has increased by 30% and overall, Tweets are receiving more replies.


Posted by : Dubai PR Network Editorial Team
Viewed 7210 times
PR Category : Entertainment
Posted on : Tuesday, October 30, 2018  5:01:00 PM UAE local time (GMT+4)
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of DubaiPRNetwork.com.
Previous Story : Facebook launches group stories globally
Next Story : New Research Shows Facebook Making Strides Against False New...
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine
Back to Section Home

Related Stories



 
 
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Foreo Launches Luna 3 to Refresh, Hydrate and Tone Up Your Skin [16238-Views]
Say goodbye to dull skin with new gel masks @Glambeaute.com [8735-Views]
Boost Your Beauty Routines with Wet n Wild's NEW Limited Edition Collections [7302-Views]
Aster DM Healthcare wins prestigious awards for its CSR efforts [6826-Views]
Inglot Cosmetics Partners With Cartoon Network for Limited Edition The Powerpuff Girls B... [6295-Views]
PandoraxMillieBobbyBrown Collection [6100-Views]
Move Aside C-beauty, K-beauty and J-beauty - There's a New Trend in Town and It Hails Fro... [6082-Views]
Think LUNETTE for an earth-friendly period [5130-Views]
Lanvin S.A. And Marchon Eyewear, Inc. Sign Exclusive Global Licensing Agreement for Eyewea... [4843-Views]
Autumn/Winter 19: Step out in the latest styles with City Centre Deira and City Centre Mir... [4770-Views]
Paisley Print [4673-Views]
Lacoste Spring Summer 2020 Fashion Show [4355-Views]
ACE launches its new and inspirational Outdoor collection [4233-Views]
PAN Emirates opens a new store in Burjuman [4209-Views]
The Big Red T is BACK! The best time to buy a new Toyota is NOW [4203-Views]
Chain Reaction [4130-Views]
Puffer Coats [4118-Views]
Dress for Diwali With the Rack by Kachins [4044-Views]
Restoration by Parmigiani Fleurier -The Yusupov Egg [3922-Views]
Handbags and Gladrags [3892-Views]
New Strategic Partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise to help accelerate Abu Dhabi Dig... [3880-Views]
A Gift of Gold' offers at Malabar Gold & Diamonds [3880-Views]
HITEC Dubai 2019 Announced [3733-Views]
Unifonic empowers business to capitalize on instant messaging apps to engage with customer... [3709-Views]
MBRU and King Saud University in Saudi Arabia join forces to enhance academic collaboratio... [3703-Views]
 
RSS Facebook Twitter LinkedDin
 
Top Sections
 
Top Stories