search.twitter.com have interface (It seems undocumented) for tinyURL, bit.ly and others.
http://search.twitter.com/hugeurl?url=http://tinyurl.com/[alias] -> [original URL] Will it to be implemented on twitter API? On Aug 5, 6:16 am, burton <burtona...@gmail.com> wrote: > I had this idea at lunch today and figured I'd share it :) > > Right now Twitter will shorten URLs by default and use bit.ly. > > However, when you receive the content via the API (stream, search, > etc) you then have to expand the URL by doing a HTTP GET against the > bit.ly servers which causes them load and is somewhat redundant. > > If Twitter were to preserve the original URL on their end, and only > return these to 'fat' clients (but keep the original text for phones > and existing clients) then you could avoid the HTTP request to the > bit.ly servers. > > Just an idea.... :) > > Hope it helps. > > Kevin