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Why people use short urls with twitter

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by Firestorm, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. Firestorm

    Firestorm Regular Member

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    Why people use short urls with twitter and not the real site'` url
     
  2. dgfalk

    dgfalk Power Member

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    Cause you only get to send 160 characters in a tweet. Shorting it up allows you to write more.
     
  3. MisterGemini

    MisterGemini Senior Member

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    Because when you have less than 140 characters to work with, including a site URL often takes up a good chunk of that. It's much more efficient to have a short URL so you got space for your msg that accompanies it.

    Also... many of the tiny url services provide those using it with little extras like click tracking and stats etc. Might be common place in BH marketing to use stuff like that, but for a Twitter Twit... that's all they know. :)
     
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  4. ExtraWinner

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    *140 characters guys....
     
  5. Firestorm

    Firestorm Regular Member

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    yes but very often the 140 characters are enough to write and put the site's full url
     
  6. ExtraWinner

    ExtraWinner BANNED BANNED

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    Firestorm, what you are asking man? You are bored?

    Drop it man...
     
  7. HoNeYBiRD

    HoNeYBiRD Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    1. character limit (see above)
    2. tracking capabilities (see above)
    3. to look less spammy: you don't want to tweet one link all over twitter/the same link countless times to one account, why? because your followers can get mad at you, twitter can connect those accounts (if you tweet the same link multiple times from different accounts)
     
  8. black1111

    black1111 Junior Member

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    you can tweet upto 160 char thats why
     
  9. mmguru770

    mmguru770 Regular Member

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    * char Limit
    * advance tracking

    And super CUTE :p