This file photo taken on November 07, 2013 shows a banner with the Twitter logo on the front of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York. (AFP / EMMANUEL DUNAND)
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Twitter's test of an expanded 280-character limit is aimed at luring new users, but some of the social network's passionate loyalists fear the change will strip it of its unique appeal.Twitter says the change may draw in more users and reduce the frustration faced by those who struggle to encapsulate their wit and wisdom within the 140-character limit.But some members of the "Twitterverse" argue it would not be Twitter anymore if users are allowed to ramble.A "small group" of users will see the new limits before Twitter decides on rolling out the changes more broadly, the company said.Some analysts said the change was unlikely to provide a major boost for Twitter, which has seen its user base stagnate and has failed to keep up with faster-growing social networks like Facebook and Facebook-owned Instagram.Roger Kay, analyst at Endpoint Technologies Associates, said the new tweet limit does little to change the economic outlook for Twitter.
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