a barrier erected to separate sections of large crowds in order to prevent crushing
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Pitfalls And Perils Of Twitter’s 140-Character Barrier
Any Twitter user knows about the 140 character limit for a tweet. You only have so many characters to work with, which makes brevity essential. How many of you have composed a tweet only to see “-5” in red, indicating you ended up with 145 characters (five too many)? You have all these words you want to say! But it’s not going to happen. (That’s …
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