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Old 23 Aug 2011, 19:06
Morrus Morrus is offline
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Originally Posted by BirdOPrey5 View Post
Twitter will auto shorten any URL... once you tweet it you will see the URL is really a "short URL."
Not quite. Twitter does shorten the URL, but only AFTER it's composed the tweet.

See the following image - this is from the current Tweet mod we have installed after it's gone through to Twitter. As you can see, the thread title is cut off and a long URL is shown. Twitter shortens the URL after this, not before.

So you do end up with a shortened URL, but you still have a cut-off thread title, resulting in this:

Therefore, URL shortening would need to take place BEFORE the info is sent to Twitter.
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