Facebook doesn't want to lag behind Google+, which allegedly has no limitations of the post size: now your posts on Zuckerberg's site can be up to 63,206 characters large. This figure is not a random one. Bob Baldwin, a Facebook engineer: “I set the exact limit to something nerdy. Facebook … Face Boo K … hex(FACE) – K … 64206 – 1000 = 63206”.
In fact, the new post size limitation means you can publish whole stories on the Palo Alto social network. If you want, you can even publish a novel in a series of post. I don't know whether it attracts bloggers to Facebook (its interface is real bad wehn it comes to blogging), but I think that the Web pirates will be totally happy to be able to publish unauthorized book copies on their fake accounts.
High time we all wrote our autobiographies, eh?