It’s just a global test for now but, according to the Verge, tweets with up to 280 characters have been making their way around the social media platform. Twitter’s motivation here is to allow users to be more expressive and to alleviate frustration. For many though, the 140 character limit has been an important challenge in honing a messages—oftentimes resulting in new means of communicating or the development of (sometimes comedic) shorthand. Tweet length was determined originally by the length of an SMS messages but now, really, anything may be possible. Read more about this controversial subject at the Verge.