There’s scuttlebutt afoot that Twitter’s 140 character limit may soon be improved, ever so slightly. The idea, apparently, isn’t to up the limit, but to stop counting link and photo characters in calculating usage.
I look forward to that rumored improvement. But in the meantime, here’s my modest proposal:
How ’bout this for a Tweet-poet’s aid:
When you write something short, why not trade
Unused character credits
Or save them, I’ll bet it’s
A hit when o’er limits you’ve strayed.
For example, you’ve written haiku
And you’ve room for more words — just a few.
That space you’ve not used
Could be stored and then fused
On a tweet with a limerick spew.