Twitter Launces Its Own Automatic Link Shortening

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Rich
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June 8, 2011
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Most Twitter clients have this built in, so I don't see how it will effect anything in the grand scheme of things. I guess if you're actually logging into the Twitter site to do your tweeting, this might be more important to you.

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Twitter has begun automatically shortening URLs pasted into tweets by its users, the microblogging site announced today.

When users compose a tweet and paste a link of any length into the Tweet box, Twitter will automatically abbreviate the link to 19 characters when users hit send. In testing for almost exactly a year, the service--called t.co--is being rolled out incrementally and will wrap and abbreviate all links shared on the site in the same way other URL-shortening services, such as Bitly, do.


http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-20069864-93/twitter-launches-automatic-link-shortening/#ixzz1OiJQTgzi

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