What the ()&*)&*??? On Twitter today it looked like a mess. Every tweet containing a domain name or URL was shortened to read “t.co/pq09834r0a…” or some other nonsense.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big fan of URL shortners – but only when I WANT TO SHORTEN IT. There is a reason I want to see the domain name being posted – it’s information. Whether the domain is posted because it’s part of a blog post, it’s for sale/sold, or a million other reasons it is important information. I don’t think Twitter should be automatically be shortening any domains in tweets.
Maybe this is just a test. Maybe it’s only visible in my Twitter account, haha! But please, Twitter, if you are testing this as an option – DON’T DO IT!
Thanks. (PS – if you want to follow me, my Twitter account is Twitter.com/domainassets – I’ll tweet a link to this post but bet it gets shortened 😉