While tweeting on Twitter, I stumbled across this little trick.
Hell hello hello, my brother and sister bloggers and writers. The Old Soldier has been blogging away at his blog and streaming away on Twitter.
A funny thing happened while I was tweeting.
See, since you are allowed only 140 characters a tweet you have to save as much room as possible. And if you want to add a URL, a link, to your tweet you end up with even less room for your message. After all, Twitter is really for sending messages.
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Sometimes when I tweet I like to put in a link to a piece of content in my Triond account. I actually have a list of about 60 different links from Triond that I tweet during the day. For a while I was tweeting a link to my eBook and to my blog.
Of course I’m not the only person on Twitter who does this; but I noticed that some people had links a lot shorter than mine. Then I noticed that when I blogged and Tweeter automatically picked up what I blogged the link was shorter than if I wrote the link out myself.
Well, to make a long story short I found out that there are several sites that will shorten a link for you. I use http://goo.gl
That’s it. Check it out. It’s real simple to use.
This is the Old Soldier reporting.
My eBook is The Pittsburgh Stories