Short is sweet now

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Facebook has a new URL shortener for URLs in its mobile interface while Google released a new similar service, available only for Google Toolbar and FeedBurner now (might be expanded at a later point).

Shortened URL’s are good for services like Twitter where a user wants to share a link with his followers – the URL’s are shortened by an external service to ensure the user can include in the 140 characters he has per each tweet.

Google promises that it will check for sites that are malicious and warn users accordingly – interesting factor since most of the spam that occurs on twitter arises from these shortened URL’s.

The market-leaders for these shorterners, if you may call so, were the ones provided by  What was their response? They launched a Pro account, giving companies’ customized service for publishers. Facebook is using their url-shortener to allow users to post their updates to twitter.

WordPress also recently introduced the option to blog from Twitter. I do not know how it will help bloggers to post from twitter!!! 140 characters are good for Twitter but WordPress? Do not think so.

All these moves are targeted to use Twitter better – how did Twitter join the fun? It has started to release for-business features – first one was released, called the ‘Contributors’

The feature we are beta testing is called ‘Contributors’ – it enables users to engage in more authentic conversations with businesses by allowing those organizations to manage multiple contributors to their account.

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