160 characters

160Do you ever wonder why a text message is limited to 160 characters?  I did.  And I found more rules for different digital social medias and more questions as I began to search.

How do you count 16 characters?  A letter, space or punctuation is a “character”. If you type “enter”

that is one line break and a “character.” The new paragraph generates two “characters.”

Snapchat’s limit is 80 characters. Twitter’s is 140. The other 20 characters on twitter are for the user’s unique address.

Who is the father of all this?  Friedhelm Hillebrand

It is interesting to read.   Can you remember when we paid 20 cents for each text with an overage charge?  I sure can when cellphones first entered my cell phone parenting.


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