on Wednesday, doubling the previous message limit. (The service has started by inviting a select group to try out the wordiness, but .)
CEO Jack Dorsey explained (in a long tweet, naturally) that the original 140-character limit was arbitrary, and called the new size "a small change, but a big move."
Filmmaker Simon Barrett ("V/H/S") slyly pointed out that much of Dorsey's wordy tweet was really unnecessary, and Dorsey agreed.
The concept is still new, but like anything, users will eventually get used to it. Eventually. Maybe. Or not.