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One Hundred and Forty

One Hundred and Forty “Our children may learn about the heroes of the past. Our task is to make ourselves the architects of the future.” One Hundred and Forty “Kenya has become a country of ten millionaires and ten million beggars.”  One Hundred and Forty “It’s the little things that citizens do. That’s what will make a difference. My little thing is planting trees.” One Hundred and Forty These words spoken respectively by Jomo Kenyatta, JM Kariuki, and Wangari Maathai are similar in that they influenced millions. They also have something else in common. One Hundred and Forty. As in each of the statements is less than One hundred and Forty characters. 140 is the maximum number of characters that you can write on the social media website twitter. Kenyans are second only to South Africa in using twitter in Africa, sending nearly a million tweets a month. And 70% of these Kenyans on twitter are using it to monitor news. This is according to a study called How Africa Twee