Twitter Ecosystem: Short URLs


Popularity of twitter is spawning support systems around it, latest in the line being short URLs.

We’re all familiar with TinyURL, but with only 140 character to work with there’s a need to shorten it as much as you can. Enter is.gd

BHC3 demonstrates via an example in his blog

Full URL: http://bhc3.wordpress.com/2008/04/05/friendfeed-rss-is-a-fantastic-discovery-tool/

  • 82 characters

TinyURL: http://tinyurl.com/6qhk4n

  • 25 characters

is.gd: http://is.gd/7oc

  • 16 characters

So there’s a pick-up of 9 characters via is.gd. Can be quite valuable on Twitter, eh?


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About Sachendra Yadav

Mobilist and Social Media enthusiast
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