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Twitter Co-Founder: Too Much Tweeting Is ‘Unhealthy’
By Anthea Quay, 05 Mar 2012
At a conference in Montreal, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone said that spending hours on the micro-blogging site is “unhealthy”, according to The Telegraph.
Instead, users should just drop by for information, and check out. But users have been addicted to the site, staying logged on for up to 12 hours at a go.
“To me, that sounds unhealthy,” Stone said. “I like the kind of engagement where you go to the website and you leave because you’ve found what you are looking for, or you found something very interesting and you learned something.”
Twitter has over 500 million users internationally (as of June 2011, according to CNN).
When the 140-character messaging site was first launched, nobody thought it was a good idea.
“And I distinctly remember my colleague Evan Williams saying, ‘Well, neither is ice cream. Should we ban ice cream and all joy, or can we have something that’s just fun? What’s wrong with that?’”
Stone also said that there were “no plans to increase Twitter’s 140-character limit”, The Telegraph reported.
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