Sarah Frier reporting for Bloomberg:
The social media company will soon stop counting photos and links as part of its 140-character limit for messages, according to a person familiar with the matter. The change could happen in the next two weeks, said the person who asked not to be named because the decision isn’t yet public. Links currently take up 23 characters, even after Twitter automatically shortens them. The company declined to comment.
I’ll very excited if this turns out to be true. I still love Twitter for it’s brevity, and it does stand out from a lot of its competition as a great, implementable second screen experience for sharing comments and opinons.