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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


    This has been converted to 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 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


      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 because you can define custom names and track stats

    though recently i heard about, it has much of the same features as, 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 which is a stand-alone site, as well as an integrated feature of HootSuite (they’re in Vancouver).

    And you can just go to if you want a warning before tinyurl redirects you.

    Twitter should be expanding shortened urls on the website anyway.

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