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280-Character Tweets Make Tetris Possible on Twitter

280-Character Tweets Make Tetris Possible on Twitter
From Gizmodo - November 13, 2017

The arrival of the new 280-character limit on Twitter has made the social media network a lot harder to quickly scan and just further proves that words in tweets are useless. So, how should we all use this multi-billion dollar platform now? One imaginative developer has shown us all how to play Tetris, and it seems like the perfect way to forget about all the Nazis.

Over the weekend, Salvatore Aiello uploaded a project to GitHub that allowed anyone on Twitter to control a very slow moving game of Tetris by tweeting at his account, @TwtPlayTetris. Taking advantage of the robust new character limit, the account uses Braille unicode to form the iconic Tetris block shapes. Anyone on Twitter could mention @TwtPlayTetris in a tweet and type LEFT RIGHT ROTATE or DROP to control what the next move would be. Much like Twitch Plays Pokemon, an algorithm would tally the votes and determine what command the people have chosen, sending out a fresh tweet with the games progress.

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