If you’ve ever found yourself in a situation where you’re ranting on Twitter, and all you want to do is keep writing and writing, but you very quickly run out of characters to get your point across—well then, boy, do I have some exciting news for you.
The amount of space you have to @ your favorite celebrities and throw out all of the hashtags you know has just doubled.
For a while now, Twitter has been testing the idea of upping its beloved and beleaguered 140 character limit to 280. At its core, Twitter has always been a site designed for quick hit microblogging. It was never meant to be a tl;dr free kind of space. No long, exhausting reads. Just short reads and quick, hot takes.
In all seriousness, the benefit to retailers and brands who are active on the site is that you have the opportunity to craft longer and more eloquent messages to your followers. That’s just a poetic way of saying you can promote more sale items in a single tweet or share longer snippets from a customer’s review.
At the very least, you can create long streams of pure nothingness—like I did...
Apple AR Glasses
— TechRadar (@techradar) November 8, 2017
We could see Apple’s take on the augmented reality glasses market within the next two or three years, according to reports coming out of the company’s supply chain.
Speaking to reporters during a recent earnings call, Catcher Technologies Chairman Allen Horng said, “Based on what we have learned, [new AR products] need to look good and be light enough to wear … that makes the casings for such device very complicated to manufacture and there are still a lot of challenges to overcome currently.”
That’s nothing specific about Apple, per se. But given Catcher’s history of supplying Apple with the metal casings for iPads, iPhones, and Macbooks, and all of the rumors that have been floating around about Apple Glasses, we can kind of put two and two together.
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