Facebook increases (much) the number of characters in the statutes

Facebook has just announced the consequent increase in the number of characters allowed in the publication of statutes. 5000 signs permitted in September, we go then … 63,206! What write a real novel.

They are far, the 140 characters allowed by Twitter! Passing the number of characters of 5000 characters – a figure already considerable – 63 206, the famous social network opens a little door to the statutes extending, allowing users to share their life with even more detail, or even write a real novel with Facebook statuses.

Vamid Lavrusik, Journalist program manager of Facebook, has also indicated that a novel has an average of 500,000 characters: the aspiring novelists will have to spend 9 to writing status updates about their future bestseller. .. Besides, 60 000 signs, it’s also about the size of a folder on eLaptopComputer.

But why 63 206? Bob Baldwin, “Facebook engineer behind these, explains:” I fixed the exact limit of a very nerdy way: Facebook … Face Boo K … hex (FACE) – K … 64206 – 1000 = 63206 🙂 “the hexadecimal lovers will appreciate!

but this nevertheless constantly evolved since the birth of Facebook: initially, only 160 signs were allowed. A figure rose to 420 in March 2009, 500 in July 2011 and September 5000, reaching 63,206 yesterday. Some would say it’s almost 60 more than 000 characters Facebook will store in its archives.

All types of messages are concerned, which includes personal walls, fan pages or posts on friends walls. A wave of pulp fiction is therefore expected on Facebook … at the same time, it is also an opportunity to post his letter to Santa Claus in full, if the bearded would walk on the social network.

Edited on 11/07/2012 at 12:30

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