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Interview140 with @cheth – A Designer, Blogger and Social Media Enthusiast

Interview 140 Brief: During our research and while looking into different profiles on Twitter, we stumbled upon a certain trend being carried out by a few great Twitter lovers who have the ability to use Twitter in a way that makes the world a better place! Thus, the idea of Interview in 140 characters came into play! We decided to pick one Twitter user every once in a while and interview him/her about different topics of interest to the whole Twitter community and us as well.

Thoughtpick's twitter interviews...

Thoughtpick's twitter interviews...

A line about the interviewee:

Chethan defines himself to be a designer at heart; he has a great passion for web design and excels in creating distinguished graphics. He is also an avid blogger where he posts his design work and news. He has a big interest in social media and uses it efficiently to communicate and share his work with other designers over the web. His expertise in design, blogging and social media blend together in a beautiful way and make him stand out as an interesting individual in the twitter universe.

Chethstudio, the name of Chethan’s blog, is known for its freebies. He enjoys sharing his graphics with other people, and people love him for it. With 15,558 update and 15,195 followers on twitter, one can derive an idea about how active and popular @cheth is.

Interview140 Analysis and Lessons:

I tweet therefore I am

I tweet therefore I am

Social media has opened great opportunities for web designers, it brought them together to communicate and share their work. It had also facilitate designers’ work exposure to the world and served them with instance feedback about their work.

“I tweet therefore I am” @cheth told us; a phrase that shows the state of twitter today as an essential tool for people’s existence on the web.

The secret behind @cheth’s popularity is the value he provides for his fans. He continuously tweets good design related article, he has listed 100+ incredible Twitter background at his blog and he often offers free social media icons and templates.

Is Twitter Abandoning Their 140-characters limit?

While I was working on a script, I recalled a scene from The Matrix in which ‘The Oracle’ was talking about good and defective pieces of software. So, I found the quote online and decided to post it on Twitter, but as usual, the 140 character limit was going to be an issue! Not this time!

I hit post, waiting to get the 140 character error message, but the tweet was posted anyway!

Tweet longer than 140 characters!

Tweet longer than 140 characters!

On my twitter profile page the message showed truncated to 140 characters, but with the periods of ellipsis (…) linking to the full tweet. I tested how it’s displayed on TweetDeck, but it was truncated to 140 characters without a link to read the full tweet – I guess this is a #TODO for TweetDeck’s team!

I tried again, with a really long tweet this time, but it was truncated at 246 characters! No warning on the posting box, though.

The question now: Is this a new feature of Twitter, or is it a bug?

I doubt it’s the latter, as even the Javascript that usually tells me how many characters are left didn’t warn me. So, it has got to be intentional. If it’s a new feature, then many websites that offer is to allow longer tweets are about to be decommissioned, such as: twerbose, twitblogs, XLTweet, twitlonger and others.

But, if Twitter is really considering longer Tweets, doesn’t that negate the entire purpose of the 140 characters limit that the entire Twitter reputation is build on top of? From the Twitter Blog: “The Twitter message limit of 140 characters was based on the limit of 160 characters imposed by SMS in general—we just needed some room to include your name in front of the message. It’s this simple constraint that allows Twitter to work well in so many places.”

What do you think? Let us know by leaving a comment.

UPDATE (24 May 2009): It turned out to be a bug, and some people heard about it beforehand. The question now becomes, why does Twitter keep this bug and seems to have taken it into consideration by enabling the system to automatically add the ellipses and link to the full tweet?

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Etsy: Buy/Sell Everything Handmade

What are the hottest topics floating around the world wide web? What are the basis on which users of Digg. Reddit, Stumble Upon, Mixx and other social bookmarking sites pick their favorite blogs posts, pages and sites? How could you create something that will stand out amongst a crowded virtual world of endless knowledge and […]

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Interview140 with Skashliwal the Writer

Interview140 with Skashliwal the Writer

Thoughtpick's twitter interviews...

Interview140 is a series of Twitter interviews in 140 characters combining our expertise in web marketing and social media with the experience of active, hand-picked Twitter users about different topics of interest to the whole Twitter community.

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A Round of Applause to Threadless!

A Round of Applause to Threadless!

Threadless Logo

How many brands are properly making use of the free social media available for all? Is there at least one company that is doing it "just right" through the professional yet creative utilization of blends of online social media tools? And how long will will this success linger on before complacency and greed to generate more profits...

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Are Social Media Users Schizophrenic?

Are Social Media Users Schizophrenic?

Multiple Personality Disorder

What defines a schizophrenic? How can we correlate social media to loss of identity? And would it be rational to declare that many social media users suffer from schizophrenia? And is schizophrenia always negative?

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Queen Rania & Social Media: Tips and Insights

Queen Rania & Social Media: Tips and Insights

@QueenRania: "As u can c, my 4 yr old beat me at negotiating table re suit, but as trade-off, impeccable behavior! So proud!"

I read an article on TechCrunch about Jordanian Queen Rania’s new twitter account, and it got me interested in knowing how else one can communicate with her majesty through the Web and learn her thoughts and opinions. This got me thinking, and I’d like to say some points out loud concerning the technological side of her majesty's...

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Ford upsets bloggers more; no sign of an apology in the horizon!

Ford upsets bloggers more; no sign of an apology in the horizon!

Ford upsets ME bloggers

One of the things that upsets me the most in life is when someone makes a mistake then ignores it completely – like nothing’s happened – instead of standing up and take responsibility for his actions. While individuals may – sometimes – get away with it, I don’t think that companies, especially big ones like […]

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