shorter short urls for twitter

twitter’s 140 character limit seems even tighter when you include a link in what you’re saying. there is a bevy of services to shorten urls, such as bit.ly. speaking of the broader world-wide web he pioneered, tim berners-lee said he laments including “//” in addresses, but i think we could go even further for twitter, dropping even the 'http' part for your basic links. think of all of that extra wit you could cram into your tweets if you could just reference :xrl.us/bgfqeo and reclaim six more characters to work with.

(a side note: it is funny to watch as the url shortening services start spitting out longer and longer urls.)

» twitter, bit.ly, url, rickroll
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