Disambiguating short URLs and delivering the true URL and title would
be a real plus, not just for developers, but for the target of a URL.
While it does add a load to twitter's servers, it will save many, many
useless hits to the target.

Imagine 100,000 Twitter apps resolving each short URL found in a
tweet. All of them doing it within seconds of the tweet arriving via
the streaming API. It would be an automatic DOS against every site
mentioned in a tweet.

If this sounds hyperbolic, read the APIwiki docs that say 2,000
followers is an expected max. Ha!

On Fri, May 14, 2010 at 9:15 AM, Zhami <stu...@yellowhelium.com> wrote:
> +1 for it being optional as well -- keep the bandwidth to a minimum
> for scenarios where it's not needed.
> +1 for having short URLs' original (long) URL provided (perhaps also
> an option?)

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