There’s a lot you can say in a single tweet. With a limit of 140 characters, a statement can be made or a question can be answered. The only thing that ends biting people in the ass after a tweet is clarification. If you respond to someone or use a hashtag, then that 140 character limit has now dropped. The statement you may want to say will have to be re-worded or put in a two part tweet. Most people don’t like the two part tweets, so they condense their statement. With short statements, the chance to have something misinterpreted is very plausible. Let’s take a response that Phil Spencer tweeted out to someone asking about keyboard and mouse capabilities with the Xbox One.
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) July 21, 2015
Obviously someone wanted to know about either gaming or it while streaming your desktop. This statement could go a couple of ways. The first way could be that he’s talking about streaming games on your PC and using the keyboard and mouse. The other way this could be taken is if you actually plug a keyboard and mouse into your Xbox One.
If Phil Spencer is talking about streaming games to your PC or laptop, then this would make sense. If you’re using a tablet then this would also work, but it would have to be a Microsoft Surface. If Phil is talking about plugging in a keyboard and mouse into your Xbox One, then I see a slight problem. I currently have a day one edition Xbox One with 500 GB of storage, but it was getting full so I had to buy an external 2 TB drive and plug it into one of the two USB ports on my Xbox One. If I have the chance to plug in a keyboard and mouse then it’ll have to be through a dongle, because there is only room for one more USB device. The only thing I can think of that would happen would be if Xbox released it’s own standalone keyboard and mouse combo using a dongle. I’m an Xbox fan but I wouldn’t out it past them to release a product that you probably already own, but can’t make work properly due to circumstances.