I know, it kind of defeats the purpose, but some of us more long-winded types like the fact that there is a way around that stifling Twitter-imposed 140-character limit.
Shoutmeloud is a blog I've recently stumbled upon and it has some great social networking tips. Here they offer five useful tools to say what you want to say without sacrificing your freedom of expression:
5 Tools to Tweet Lengthy Messages on Twitter
Feel free to share with your tweeps.