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Facebook Increases 5,000 Character Limit Status Update to 60,000

A few months ago in September, Facebook increased their status update feature to have a 5,000 character limit. Possibly in an effort to differentiate their status updates from something disposable and tweet-like, Facebook has now increased the character limit of status updates from 5,000 characters to a much larger 60,000 characters. The longer status updates appear in the Live Ticker like they previously have, but don't worry, your Ticker won't become much more spammy than it already is.

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Geolocation May Be Coming Soon to a Facebook Status Update Near You

The web privacy whistleblowers at Please Rob Me must be having a field day: Facebook may be rolling out a geolocation-based tool for status updates some time in the next month, the New York Times' Bits Blog reports.

Last November, Facebook stealthily updated their privacy policy to address the possibility that they just might roll out an in-house geolocation service -- you can currently tie location to Facebook only via third-party services like Foursquare's -- and it looks like the rubber is hitting the road.

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