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Authored by: Doc Drang on Mar 09, '09 02:07:22PM
I really think it's better to have a URL-shortening script or service that's separate from Twitter (even though Twitter is my most common use of shortened URLs). A little Googling will find you several solutions that will insert (or put on the clipboard) a shortened version of the frontmost browser window. These are typically launched via Quicksilver, LaunchBar, FastScripts, or utilities like that.

Even more useful are TextExpander snippets that run a script to get and shorten the URL. With one of these, you can just type the abbreviation into whatever Twitter client you use, and out will pop the shortened URL. Mine are here:

http://www.leancrew.com/all-this/2009/02/url-shortening-scripts-fixed-i-think/

I believe Jeff Gamet deserves credit for the idea of using TextExpander to get shortened URLs. His description is here:

http://www.macobserver.com/tip/2008/03/21.1.shtml

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