Monday, June 7, 2010

Can you tell me?

In the course of blogging, learning the ropes, trying to get a handle on Twitter, I have discovered that I have a lot of questions about random things.

Occasionally, I'm going to pose a question to you. Something random but bloggy / social networky / techy in nature most likey. (what? those are all real words, I swear)

I'll post up answers in a few days - cause, maybe you don't know the same things I don't know?

This week I ask:

Can you tell Twitter, how can I shorten my links. I've seen tweets with truncated links but have no idea how to do it myself.

Thanks guys!


  1. Sometimes Twitter will automatically do this for you.. if the link is really long. But don't count on it. Instead, I use this site:

    It can be really handy too because it will tell you how many times this link has been used. Hope that helps :)

  2. I use TweetDeck, which automatically shortens links. Before that, I would go to and shorten the links there before tweeting them.

  3. it depends--if you auto-post from you blogger account then twitter automatically shortens the link.

    otherwise I use it shortens any linkage to about 26 characters long.

  4. If you use - all you do is plug in the website you want to insert and hit shrink it - Easy peesy! :)


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