Twitter Shifted URL Shortening Service From TinyURL To

twitter_bitly Twitter has become most powerful social networking portal where people communicate thru 140 character messages. This short space needs a URL shortening service to compress the URL into a short length URL. Twitter was using TinyURL as its default URL shortening service but now it has changed and is now the default URL shortening service provider.

TinyURL was with Twitter since its inception but because of some really good features taken over that role from TinyURL. Some of the important features in is as below which are not there in TinyURL. Actually TinyURL didn’t add anything since a long time.

Plus Points of using over TinyURL,

1. Advantage of cache: always create a mirror copy of the web page for which it is generating the short URL. So that you can access the page when the original link is down for maintenance or moved permanently.

2. Track the Links: keep track of the numbers that how many times that short URL got clicked by people. So that you can check the popularity.

3. Helpful for Referrals: You can see the source of origination for clicks.

Now you can understand why twitter shifted from TinyURL to Twitter also wants to provide benefits of to its users.

Sanjeev Mishra is a professional blogger and an Internet Marketing Consultant based in India. He has built the Internet Techies to provide you updates in technology and web application area.