Humans are, by nature, creatures of habit. Many of us are averse to change. Remember when Facebook rejiggered the "Wall" as a "Timeline?" Or more recently, when Twitter ditched "Favorites" for "Likes." Even these seemingly innocuous changes provoked pretty harsh responses from fans of both platforms.
When people react as if they have been personally wronged by such minor modifications, one can only imagine what would happen if there were ever to actually be a substantial change. Well, it looks like that change is here. Earlier this month, it was revealed that Twitter is internally testing an update that would make it possible to have up to 10,000 characters in a Tweet, as opposed to the current 140 character limit.
There is no official word as to when the update will go live, but some reports indicate as early as March. Naturally, a tweetstorm quickly followed the news, and out of the tumult came the hashtag: #Twitter10k.