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