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Twitter automates link shortening
Twitter has announced that from now on links posted via its web app will automatically be shortened with its branded t.co link shortener. Links of any length will from now on be cut down the 19 characters via the link shortener.
Although the links will be shortened with the t.co application the will appear on the Twitter feed as a shortened version of the actual link like this below:
This is a smart move by Twitter, it fixes all the problems with links being shortened going to spam or scam links to steal the users account.
You can still expect to see third party link shortening like bit.ly floating around Twitter. Hootsuite is a good example because they give you link details and a full analytics rundown of the link twitter said here.