Users are accustomed to the fact that use of *free* services is
entirely *as is* and at their own risk, so none of us should feel we
have to protect their privacy or their security beyond this original
expectation.  If they don't like the performance, security, or privacy
implications of this change, they'll leave Twitter, just like they
left Facebook.  But that is ultimately Twitter's responsibility to
control and react to.  Our responsibility is to keep rowing
collectively in the same direction, or get off the boat.  :)

On Jun 9, 10:17 am, Harshad RJ <> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 9, 2010 at 6:48 PM, Dewald Pretorius <> wrote:
> > I don't buy the click tracking privacy argument. Twitter will have no
> > more insight into clicks than what or any other shortening
> > service has,
> The difference being that the user who clicks the links in Twitter will have
> most probably logged into Twitter. Thus, Twitter can directly associate a
> click with a user.
> When clicking on shortened URLs it is very very unlikely that the
> user is logged into That is because only people who shorten URLs
> need a account (which is a very small percentage).
> --
> Harshad RJ

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