Big Ideas from a Small World

Speaking of Tweeting.

Posted in Uncategorized by Ryan Thomas on April 7, 2009

Ask and you shall receive:

Here is a site for transparent shortened links.

(You never really know what you’re clicking on when you hit a TinyURL link)

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  1. Adam said, on April 8, 2009 at 2:52 am

    ***UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES CLICK THE BELOW LINK***

    This has been converted to http://goatse.cx.twi.bz/a You can copy and paste it from here.

    Your original web address had 20 characters, and the converted version has 25 characters.

    Since the original web address is, in this case, shorter than the twi.bz version it’s better to use the original.

    This website does not meet my needs.

    • Ryan Thomas said, on April 8, 2009 at 10:51 am

      Brilliant!

      The solution is simple! Don’t use twitter. I’m glad we got that all cleared up.

  2. Brent Morris said, on April 8, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    my url shortener on choice is http://bit.ly because you can define custom names and track stats

    though recently i heard about http://tr.im, it has much of the same features as bit.ly, with the added bonus of being a character shorter.

    url shorteners are a bit of a problem for the web, as discussed recently on BoingBoing.

    If you’re worried about CRTC regulations you could use http://ow.ly which is a stand-alone site, as well as an integrated feature of HootSuite (they’re in Vancouver).

    And you can just go to http://tinyurl.com/preview.php if you want a warning before tinyurl redirects you.

    Twitter should be expanding shortened urls on the website anyway.


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