Right now it makes a javascript call on each page that is not / to get
the shortened URL but they are pulling from Google so it is pretty quick.
I'm pretty sure that each request returns the same URL for each page so it
just returns it instead of creating a new one.

Abraham

On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 23:32, kovshenin <kovshe...@live.com> wrote:

> Abraham, that's nice, though there may be one drawback when shortening
> the links. A call to bit.ly or other URL shorteners could take some
> time, thus slowing down your page if you do it server-side. Of course
> you could cache it or do it via javascript with a PHP tunnel (AJAX)
> but what's the point of shortening the link if there's a very little
> chance that people will actually tweet it. On the other hand, if you
> shorten only when somebody pressed "Retweet" then there's a greater
> chance of them actually tweeting, so it's worthed ;) Anywyas, if
> you're using a preset shortened link then it's good, and I like the
> way it looks ;) bravo!
>
> Ed, it is easy with a few tricks, check out this one
>
> http://kovshenin.com/archives/setup-twitter-anywhere-for-wordpress-in-seconds/
> called Setup Twitter @Anywhere for WordPress in Seconds. Anyways, the
> value of this plugin I'm thinking of is not actually the "embedding
> @Anywhere" part, but having the facebox style popup with a preset
> status and a shortened link to the post.
>
> On Apr 21, 7:09 am, Abraham Williams <4bra...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Interesting. I took a slightly different approach of embedded the Tweet
> Box
> > on my blog and pre-filling it with the title and a shortened URL.
> >
> > http://the.hackerconundrum.com/
> >
> > <http://the.hackerconundrum.com/>Abraham
> >
> >
> >
> > On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 08:29, kovshenin <kovshe...@live.com> wrote:
> > > Hey all. I've been working on this little plugin for WordPress that's
> > > supposed to kind of act like Tweetmeme, but a little bit more branded
> > > and doesn't actually show the number of retweets, maybe that's a
> > > drawback, but hey, I wouldn't like to show 0 retweets ;)
> >
> > > Anyway, the snippet works with jQuery and Facebox, you can see it in
> > > action onhttp://kovshenin.comin each blog post. I used the original
> > > @Anywhere "Follow @.." button but wrote Retweet (is that against the
> > > law?).
> >
> > > I was just wondering what your thoughts are. Is this useful or is this
> > > yet another crappy parody on tweetmeme? I haven't released the plugin
> > > public yet, but you'll be able to tweak the url shortener, tweet
> > > format, etc.
> >
> > > Any feedback is appreciated. Thanks!
> >
> > > ~ K
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