To prove this, researchers looked at the top 100 most commonly used words on Twitter.

Out of the 100 most used words, only two were shortened ‘RT’ (shortened for re-tweet) and ‘u’ (shortened for you). The rest of the words averaged about 4.5 letters and none were contractions.

"Twitter may actually be improving its users' writing as it forces them to wring meaning from fewer letters," researchers argued.

According to them, a person tweeting has no option but concision and in a backward way, the character limit actually explains the slightly longer word length we see.

"Although the thoughts expressed on Twitter may be foreshortened but there is no evidence here that they are diminished," the study concluded.

The study appeared in OkCupid founder Christian Rudder's new book titled ‘Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One's Looking)’.

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