Last month, Facebook announced its users now have the ability
to posts
messages that are up to 63,206 characters long
. But this 60,000+ character
limit isn’t just for personal status updates; users can also write long-winded posts on group pages and other Facebook members’ walls. This got me
thinking: Exactly how much information can you put into a 63,206 character
message?

With the new character limit expansion, you could post:

Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech seven times
(about 9,000 characters)

The Star Spangled Banner nearly 144 times (440 characters)

The lyrics to The Beatles’ “Let It Be” 54 times (1,170
characters)

Obama’s 2011 State of the Union address nearly 1.5 times
(39,470 characters)

Hamlet’s “To Be or Not To Be” soliloquy 43 times (1,455
characters)

The Pledge of Allegiance more than 350 times (180
characters)

The Gettysburg Address almost 49 times (1,300 characters)

The lyrics to Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” 31 times (2,000
characters)

JFK’s “Ask Not” speech more than eight times (7,600 characters)

The entire first chapter and first third of the second
chapter of Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With
the Wind

What would you want to post to take advantage of this new
character limit? Share in the comments section below.

Amy Moczynski

Amy Moczynski is a marketing strategist at 352. She has weaknesses for the following (in no particular order): Starbucks, running, social media, wine, Tim Tebow, craft beer, the Gators, and her dog, Lola.

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