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?) >