Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 25th Mar 2012 21:28 UTC
In the News A few months ago, I wrote an article about comments, in which I said, among others things, that Twitter can never replace comments because not only is it effectively a one-to-one communication channel, Twitter messages are also far too short to foster any form of coherent conversation. Over the weekend, a silly link-bait story illustrated my point perfectly.
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RE[2]: 140 characters
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 26th Mar 2012 13:38 UTC in reply to "RE: 140 characters"
Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

Reading that link, its obvious you're grossly exaggerating. If you are talkin about the entire web page used to display a single tweet, you're right, If you are talking about the json required to send a single tweet, you're very wrong. Its quite minimal overhead. Aprox 50 bytes over head per tweet, independent of tweet length.

( Plus you do know that UTF-8, emphasis on the 8 there, only uses multiple bytes per char for non ascii chars? So, if you are typing in english its exactly the same as ascii one byte per char. )

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