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Elon Musk last month seemed to indicate that the social media company is preparing to increase its character limit from 280 characters to 4,000, an increase of 14 times the current maximum.
You’ll agree that everything deserves a second chance. A few months ago Twitter started slowly making sense. I’m not sure I agree that, as some have said, extending the character limit will force anyone to think or write in a meaningfully new way about anything, including Ukraine, but there’s something attractive about this throwaway stream of rants, screams for attention, links, asides.
Fragments of the lives of others just drift in, make you wince, or roll your eyes for a second, and then disappear. Very little offered, nothing expected in return.
My favorite Twitter accounts involving Ukraine belong to Iuliia and Brian, who use it for self-promotion and anger management, respectively. The latter has tweeted more than 160,000 times! But I must of course now direct you at once to the only Twitter stream that every really mattered.