Just when Tweets expanding to 280 characters from the longtime 140-character limit seemed like a good earth-shattering decision, a couple hackers blew the limit out of the water.
Over the weekend, a German-based account @Timrasett, along with the account @HackneyYT who was tagged on the tweet, hacked the not-so micro-blogging platform to publish a tweet with a whopping 30, 396-characters. Â
It’s since already been deleted, but the Internet Archive provides preserved the lengthy tweet. Here’s what portion of the massive tweet looked like:
Although most of the tweet’s text does not have any spaces and it appears to be a WEB LINK, as The Next Web documented, the long, long tweet nevertheless looked formidable as it stretched by means of users’ Twitter feeds.
The first part of the tweet was in German born and said (according to Search engines Translate), “People! @Timrasett and @HackneyYT can exceed the character limit! You may not believe us? Here is the approx. 35k character proof. “
That information was followed by an insane quantity of (what appears to be) nonsense character types in a row.
Timrasett messaged about the extra-long tweet after it had been taken down, and explained that “we just wanted to show that Tweets is easy to crack. “
Hey! Sorry for the crashes. We all just wanted to show that Tweets is easy to crack.
â? Timrasett (@Timrasett) November 5, 2017
Take that, 280 characters.