Whilst Twitter likes to keep things short and sweet, Facebook has rocketed in the other direction - and users can now post status updates, messages and wall posts to over 60,000 characters long. Importantly, Facebook also highlight that this is roughly one ninth of a novel. I guess this may become useful if authors begin transcribing their works to their fans over Facebook in nine segments.
In September 2011, Facebook upped it's character limit from 500 to 5,000. These numbers seem miniscule and rather pathetic with today's gargantuan 60,000 character limit. The possibilities are almost endless. So if you ever break up with your girlfriend, Facebook now allows you to spill all of your emotions in one long, complex status update. Hopefully 60,000 characters will be enough for you to say how you feel.
December 6, 2011 by Christopher Kevin Au