URL shorteners came to life when twitter introduced the 140 characters post for microblogging specifically Twitter. Initially twitter automatically translated long URL to the TinyURL format, makes sense since TinyURL is the first URL shortening service which later copied by other web sites like is.gd, Bit.ly, tr.im, tweak.tk, wp.me and hundreds more.
But now that Twitter announced that it will created its own and dedicated URL shortener service. Will you be using this service or still use your preferred URL shorteners, like is.gd, Bit.ly, TinyURL, tr.im, tweak.tk and wp.me from word press?
As for me, I will still be using TinyURL, as my URL shortener. But if twitter did block other URL shortener, then there’s nothing we can do and yes, this will surely spell trouble for the hundreds of URL Shortener sites but this is not the end for them. Since twitter is not the only micro blogging service around, though they do have the most users and most used service.
Last modified: April 17, 2010