How Constraints Affect Content: The Case of Twitter's Switch from 140 to 280 Characters

  title={How Constraints Affect Content: The Case of Twitter's Switch from 140 to 280 Characters},
  author={Kristina Gligoric and Ashton Anderson and Robert West},
It is often said that constraints affect creative production, both in terms of form and quality. Online social media platforms frequently impose constraints on the content that users can produce, limiting the range of possible contributions. Do these restrictions tend to push creators towards producing more or less successful content? How do creators adapt their contributions to fit the limits imposed by social media platforms? To answer these questions, we conduct an observational study of… 

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