June 9, 2010
Twitter is Finally Filling the Link-Shortening Hole
Twitter is finally moving to fill one of the biggest holes the social network has had since it launched — the lack of a built-in link shortener. The new feature is designed to aid in security, but will also provide a valuable stream of data. GigaOM reports.
A post on the Twitter blog explains how the company has been shortening links in direct messages since March, in part to provide more security against phishing attempts — and will soon roll out the use of the t.co link shortener as a “wrapper” for all links.
Links and Twitter: Length Shouldn’t Matter (Twitter Blog)
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