I have seen my URLs both shorted and not; it appeared to me that the gating factor was the length of the tweet - if the non-shortened version fit in 140 chars, it would leave it alone.
this was just based on observation, however. Joseph Cheek jos...@cheek.com, www.cheek.com twitter: http://twitter.com/cheekdotcom Andrew Badera wrote: > Shortening is sometimes turned off due to system issues or bit.ly issues. > > ∞ Andy Badera > ∞ This email is: [ ] bloggable [x] ask first [ ] private > ∞ Google me: http://www.google.com/search?q=(andrew+badera)+OR+(andy+badera) > > > > On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 3:40 PM, Matt Terenzio<mteren...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> Are the rules on whether a URL is automatically shortened or not >> openly available anywhere? >> >> I was pushing a URL like this through the API: >> >> http://www.domain.com/story/1234567 >> >> and it is not shortened in the tweet. >> >> I decided to implement my own short URLs and started pushing this >> through: >> >> http://go.domain.com/12xhf >> >> and it seemed like that caused it to be converted to a bit.ly URL >> >> Can that be true? >>