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Comment: Re:The problem is Twitter itself (Score 2, Informative) 224

by BinaryOpty (#30103842) Attached to: URL Shorteners Get Some Backup
The count is actually imposed by the inventors of SMS who decided to make a 140 byte maximum per message. Well I guess you could argue that it's still self-imposed since it was Twitter who decided they wanted to build everything around that limiting system, but they can't just ignore HTML characters for the count as someone other than them is doing the count.

Hacking's just another word for nothing left to kludge.