Oooh that would be useful.  If the API devs give us permission I'd
love to implement that!

On Aug 5, 2:13 am, taiyo fujii <taiyos...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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

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