How can I modify this plugin to make it like a 'tweet' or 'update'

I think this plugin misses just a little bit. When someone posts a “status” update, the Title is very generic, such as My QuickStatus Update instead of the actual post text.

Also, in the feed the default “My Quick Status Update” appears very large and prominent and the ACTUAL update is small and almost an after thought. Is this designed behavior or based on the theme i am using?

I would like to limit the number of characters and force the actual update to be the Default Title and leave the “body” empty. This would make it more like a tweet and less like a modified blog post with a huge default title and tiny body of text.