So the common problem with Twitter (or any microblog) is that most URLs are too long to fit into a 140 character message (and still have room for the message).
There have been a few solutions for this, my favorite at this time is a Stumbleupon tool that serves double duty
- Shortens the URL
- Tracks how many people clicked it and at what time
- Shows who retweeted the shortened URL
- One click to submit to Stumbleupon
- Shows who ‘liked’ it in Stumbleupon in the lower right
Here is a pretty good review of the tool by Tim Ferriss
The url for the tool is http://su.pr/ – it may still be in beta but you should be able to use the code suprbeta to get an account.
Below are SU.PR screenshots from an article on Viral Video Metrics I wrote for Talentzoo and tweeted.
Do you have a URL shortening tool that you prefer? Tell us why it’s great!