Twitter just announced that they are removing the 140 characters for direct messages. To me as user this means they become a clone of Facebook. Which of the main things you do in Facebook cannot be done in Twitter?
Facebook did a move adding the possibility of replying to replies, so the replies are more organized.
Facebook usage seems to be declining in terms of people entering direct messages; people attach pictures, videos, links… In twitter there are pictures, links… but people write more (at least the people I follow). By this reason I started to pay more attention to twitter than to Facebook.
the amount of “Likes” is high in both platforms, it’s easy and cheap for people to click on “like” or the small star.
With this move, the battle continues to attract users, traffic, relevancy… Twitter investors are starving of revenue, let’s see how the new CEO plays the game.