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Twitter question. A basic, dumbass twitter question.

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by zimbabwe, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. zimbabwe

    zimbabwe Active Member

    How do I post links (to stories/sites/etc) when I tweet?
  2. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    The method I use it to take the link from whatever site, go to bit.ly, use the clever machine to shorten it, and then post the link in your feed.

    It usually breaks a long web address to about 10 characters, and works really well for me.
  3. linotype

    linotype Well-Known Member

    If you're posting from IE, Firefox or another Web browser, you're better off going to ow.ly or bit.ly, pasting the link there to shorten it, and then posting that link into your tweet.

    If you're using tweetdeck, that program automatically shortens links for you.
  4. zimbabwe

    zimbabwe Active Member


    "KGB" and other ask-for-info products quiver beneath the grandeur that is SportsJournalists.com.
  5. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Plus, SportsJournalists.com is free. :)
  6. zimbabwe

    zimbabwe Active Member

    Hence the quivering.

    Mmmm, quivering.
  7. Madhavok

    Madhavok Active Member

    Tiny URL is another.
  8. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    I do so love it when you quiver. :D
  9. forever_town

    forever_town Well-Known Member

  10. zimbabwe

    zimbabwe Active Member

    Sometimes, there's a bone in it.
  11. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    There's a Firefox extension that integrates TinyURL into the browser, but bit.ly seems to come back with the shortest redirect addresses.

    Tweetdeck is probably the best alternative Twitter front end, though.
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