So Long Bit.ly, Hello Twee.tt?

Twitter CEO Evan Williams, while on stage at Twitter’s Chirp developer conference, confirmed that Twitter will be launching its own URL shortener.  He said it would be “stupid” not to integrate a URL shortener into Twitter’s website since all the big desktop apps have them.  “Everyone else has solved that problem,” he said.  “We are probably not going to give people a choice. If they want to use a different shortener, they can use a different app.”  

How this will affect Bit.ly is unclear, but it looks like it’s the end of the road for their default status.

Twitter is the owner of several domains that could be used for this purpose, suck as twt.tl, twee.tt, and twitter.tt.  Those could easily be turned into URL shorteners.

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