People are using Twitter’s new 280-character tweet limit to play classic games.
The micro-blogging site doubled its character limit last week, and users have been busy finding brand new ways to ridicule the move.
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The account is posting updates every five minutes, as the shapes fall and rotate in stages.
Others, including Gizmodo’s Bryan Menegus, are playing chess, using the expanded character limit to create a full board complete with black and white chess piece characters.
Twitter says it expected people to initially get “very excited” about the extra tweet-space and do “silly (creative!) things like writing just a few characters per line to make their tweets extra large”, but it might not have foreseen these particular use-cases.
The company also decided to more-than-double its character allowance for display names last week, lifting the limit from 20 to 50.
“I’m concerned that Twitter seems to be vastly underestimating the number of fake accounts and bots pushing disinformation,” said Senator Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, earlier this month, the New York Times reports.
“Independent researchers have estimated that up to 15 percent of Twitter accounts – or potentially 48 million accounts – are fake or automated,” Mr. Warner said in his opening statement.