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Twitter has confirmed earlier reports that media will no longer eat into character counts, giving users a clean 140 characters to work with. Not only media but also @usernames used when replying will not count. In addition to those points Twitter is making changes allowing you to Retweet and Quote Retweet yourself and no longer have to use the “.@” syntax to reply to someone but have it seen by your entire community of followers. These changes will be rolled out over the next few months, according to the post.

Source: Twitter Confirms Changes to Character Count Restrictions « PNConnect | Digital Marketing Services from Porter Novelli