What Is The Ideal Length Of A Tweet (And Other Communications)?

There are so many ways that teachers are using social media –  both in the classroom and for their own professional development. From Instagram and Facebook in the classroom to Twitter lists and hashtags for their PLN, there are so many social networks and so much content to choose from when you’re looking. You know that whether you’re browsing through your Twitter feed or searching on Pinterest, there are certain things that catch your eye and other things that blend into the background. You pick and choose what looks interesting to you.

When you’re the creator of the content, however – either for professional use with other teachers or for student’s consumption – you need to be concerned with getting your message out there in a way that ensures it isn’t the content that is blending into the background. The handy infographic below takes a look at the ideal length for all of your social media postings.  Keep reading to learn more!

How Long is Too Long?

  • Headline: 6-8 words, 55 characters
  • Blog post: 1500-1600 words
  • Email subject line: >50 characters
  • Facebook post: 100-140 characters
  • Google+ headline: 60 characters max
  • Podcast: 22 minutes
  • Presentation: 18 minutes
  • Tweet: 120-130 characters
  • Webinar: 15-20 minutes
  • YouTube video: 3-3.5 minutes

social media length

1 Comment

  1. Michael Simkins

    July 17, 2014 at 12:38 am

    Sounds good, but where can I check the “science” besides these claims?