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Tweets Get Smaller -- April Fool's Day, 2012
NPR News tweeted that "Tweets Will Shrink To 133 Characters: The seven-character change is expected to save Twitter $1.4 billion this year."
The tweet provoked numerous replies, including "Good luck on expressing anything" and "Not enough characters to tweet my outrage."
A link directed Twitterers to the NPR blog where it was revealed that the headline was "just a joke." Although NPR admitted, "The productivity of the newsroom took a hit to come up with that fake headline."
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