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...you know?

This week I ask:

Can you tell me...in 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!

7 comments:

  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: http://bit.ly/

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

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

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

    otherwise I use http://tinyurl.com it shortens any linkage to about 26 characters long.

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

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