Twitter to Boost Security with URL Shortener

Kara Reeder

In an attempt to improve security and get more information on links being shared, Twitter has announced a new feature designed to wrap and shorten all links posted by users, according to V3.co.uk.

 

The t.co service, which will be rolled out during the summer, will shorten and scan every link before being posted on the site. The service will always format links to 20 characters.

 

Sean Garrett, vice president of communications at Twitter, explains:

We want to display links in a way that removes the obscurity of shortened links, and lets you know where a link will take you.


Add Comment      Leave a comment on this blog post

Jun 10, 2010 2:15 AM Jenese Jenese  says:

What about non-Bit.ly branded URLs? I use aafter.com. When Twitter says '[A]ll links shared on Twitter.com or third-party apps will be wrapped with a t.co URL,' does that mean every URL, or just those over a specific length?

Reply

Post a comment

 

 

 

 


(Maximum characters: 1200). You have 1200 characters left.

 

 

Subscribe to our Newsletters

Sign up now and get the best business technology insights direct to your inbox.


 

Resource centers

Business Intelligence

Business performance information for strategic and operational decision-making

SOA

SOA uses interoperable services grouped around business processes to ease data integration

Data Warehousing

Data warehousing helps companies make sense of their operational data