Hating on the Intrusive New Twitter t.co Shortener

Who owns the URLs you submit to Twitter?  You?  Or the Bird?  I vote we should own our own URLs without having interference from the t.co Twitter link shortener unless we explicitly want it, and here’s why.  We use Bit.ly to shorten all Boles Blogs Network links we send to Twitter and Facebook using our proprietary Boles.co URL.  Yesterday, in the sidebar of our network blogs, the t.co link began to appear even though we were submitting the boles.co shortened URL to Twitter.

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Boles.co and Bitly.Pro Craft Historic Links

I discovered Bitly.Pro the other day, and I can’t believe I missed the early beta invitation to join the free program that gives you your very own personal link-shortening URL.  I sent in a request to be added to the beta program and in three days I received my welcome letter!

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