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This Chrome Extension Keeps the Tweets in Your Timeline to 140 Characters
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This Chrome Extension Keeps the Tweets in Your Timeline to 140 Characters

Leigh Anderson, Gawker Media

I liked Twitter better when everyone got 140 characters. That's the whole point of Twitter: brevity, concision, a strong editorial hand on the tiller. So I was not at all pleased to see the company's announcement that all users now get 280 characters, which I believe will encourage a certain sloppiness in expression-a slippery slope straight down into logorrhea.

Enter these guys at Slate , who developed a Chrome extension that will automatically trim overly verbose tweets down to the original 140. It's the Twitter equivalent of clapping a hand over someone's mouth:

See how satisfying? You too can force the world to stay exactly as it was, back when you liked it better. Get the extension here .

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