I am attempting to implement the Tweet button on a blog network and have run into an annoying problem. Like pretty much every other blog, we're using a URL shortener (bit.ly Pro, with the domain sbn.to) for our tweets. The tweet button correctly increments for every time it is pressed, but when you click on the count to see the tweets, there are always no results, regardless of how many times the article was tweeted.
As a random example, this article: http://www.sbnation.com/ncaa-football/2010/9/26/1712470/arizona-california-final-pac-10-crazy The url is http://sbn.to/dB76xp and the counturl is http://www.sbnation.com/ncaa-football/2010/9/26/1712470/arizona-california-final-pac-10-crazy. We're using the escape() method from the Ruby CGI module to do our encoding. 5 tweets. but when you click on the number 5, Twitter attempts to search for the counturl and comes up empty. If you instead search for the url, you get matches. The same thing happens when logged into Twitter using an account that has newtwitter, an account that has oldtwitter, and not logged in at all. I notice that we're not the only ones having this problem...the Tweet button on TechCrunch does the same thing, as does the counturl example on Twitter's docs for the Tweet button. Have I misunderstood what the counturl parameter is supposed to do? Am I using the wrong values for url and counturl? Is there a workaround to get the right search results when clicking on the number? Thanks! adam -- Twitter developer documentation and resources: http://dev.twitter.com/doc API updates via Twitter: http://twitter.com/twitterapi Issues/Enhancements Tracker: http://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/list Change your membership to this group: http://groups.google.com/group/twitter-development-talk