Since 2010, Twitter discreetly shortens all shared links using their own t.co short URL service, which makes additional URL shortening unnecessary. So if you tweet a link that is over 100 characters long, Twitter today only counts 20-23 against your 140 characters. Not having to worry about short URLs makes sharing links on Twitter far easier than it used to be.
Last week we finally disabled AddToAny’s default link shortening to Twitter using Bitly’s j.mp service. Bitly had a good run on AddToAny’s platform since 2009, and Bitly remains a URL shortening & link tracking option for publishers.
Many of you have noticed some changes here and there, and some of you guessed it. Yes, indeed, I have.
I bought AddToAny back!
Yours Truly, Founder of AddToAny, sharing/saving/subscription machine, supporter of web publishers, Pat Diven II, “micropat” is again the proud owner of the boomerang that is AddToAny.
More passionate and appreciative than ever before, I’m back at it full-time and I’ve got the keys. I can’t wait to (re)deliver on what matters most to publishers, developers, and always of course, the end-user.
Your feedback is my fuel, your praise on recent updates has already been reinvigorating, and I’m excited to show you the new paint and new things we’ve been working on that you will love for a number of years. Thank you, world, and please do keep the feedback coming!
Many of you have asked about sharing to Google’s social network, Google+, within your universal sharing menu. Our response has generally been, ‘We are waiting for Google to release a sharing endpoint for Google+,’ But then we got tired of waiting and developed a interim workaround. 🙂
Of course, as soon as Google+ releases a traditional public sharing endpoint, we’ll switch over to it immediately and automatically.
Enjoy sharing to Google+!