"I've been watching the @ThinkAtheist search term for a while today, and I see there are some who are encountering the "141 Problem" and some who aren't; in addition, people who are not using Twitter to tweet are having parts of…"
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"That it works in twitter, for whatever reason, makes it a non-issue, but the objective reality I'm pointing out is that there are 141 characters. If you want to take the stance that there are 140 because twitter tells you so, go right ahead."
"And I pasted it (without quotes) in OpenOffice Writer and clicked Word Count, which also gives character count, and the program also said 141 characters. I'm wondering if the @ and/or the # are treated special in twitter."