[LINK] short messages [was: Mindless negativity about Twitter (was Re: Forum on high speed bandwidth in Australia - this Thursday)

Stilgherrian stil at stilgherrian.com
Tue May 5 10:12:58 EST 2009


On 05/05/2009, at 9:51 AM, Scott Howard wrote:
> In an effort to squeeze in more than 140 bytes, SMS messages are 7- 
> bits,
> which means that you can actually fit 160 7-bit characters into a  
> 140 byte
> block.
>
> Thus, 160 characters.

And, so tweets can go via SMS, it's down to 140 again: 160 less the "D  
<username>" for a direct (i.e. private) message.

Stil



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