Why Did Twitter Change Their Character Limit To 280 Characters?140 characters forced us to be creative by carefully choosing our words, and now 280 characters is bound to provoke us again.
We Can Thank Alexander Hamilton For Giving Us These WordsSince Lin Manuel Miranda turned Hamilton from a mysterious face on our $10 bill to a household name, the impact this "bastard orphan" had on our modern lives has become increasingly apparent. Case in point: Many of the words and phrases used on a daily basis in America are thought to have originated with everyone's favorite "ten dollar founding father."
Origin of proportional limit
First recorded in 1945–50
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