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pratik
pratik

Does anyone knows if any UX research exists on the ideal post length for a timeline view?

Twitter has 280 chars (a remnant from SMS). I think FB truncates after 400 chars. But academic abstracts are 150-300 words (not chars).

Burk
Burk

@pratik Added to the queue!

lukemperez
lukemperez

@pratik This would be interesting to know. I recall somewhere that the reason Twitter upped it's character count—remember when it was only 140?!—was that their data showed Japanese and Chinese contained more content in the space. I sometimes wish 280 was more, but not much more. Maybe even just 400.

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chrisaldrich
chrisaldrich

@pratik Mastodon caps at 500 as a default. The information density of the particular language/character set is certainly part of the calculus. Here's a few to start (and see their related references): - www.semanticscholar.org/paper/How... - www.nature.com/articles/...

pratik
pratik

@chrisaldrich This is great. Thanks for the two links.

pratik
pratik

@lukemperez Yes, but don't want to get on the slippery slope until you end up with big chunk of text that looks like a wall of text instead of a timeline.

lukemperez
lukemperez

@pratik agreed.