Recently, Twitter decided to roll out a big change. They have taken their character limit of 140 characters and doubled it to 280. Big change right? Perhaps not for the reason you'd think though. Twitter’s expansion, which applies publicly to all users in supported languages, was a controversial one. Interestingly enough for native English speakers, users who had previously tweeted in languages such as Japanese, Korean, and Chinese were actually about to express about double the information in the same 140 character tweet. This is because the amount of information they can convey in a single character is much greater than in other languages -including English.