Things get more revealing for and Twitter


Things improved for those on last week, when Matt Mullenweg announced enhanced Twitter embedding on their hosted service. That’s awesome for them, but many of you run your own blogs and will care about the other part of the announcement, which is that you can now preview a link in a tweet without leaving the Twitter website.

Links shortened using the URL (which is available for self-hosted sites using the Jetpack plugin) will now offer up previews when viewing a tweet on I took the liberty of testing it out and was very happy with the results. In addition to that, Matt mentioned that linking your Twitter account to your Gravatar profile will now enable a simpler follow button so others can follow you right from that page.

Does anyone here use the shortened URLs, or do you stick to using your own site’s short links?

2 thoughts on “Things get more revealing for and Twitter

    • I prefer using my own domain’s short URLs too, really. I just use the shortened links. They’re usually short enough to make a difference in my experience.

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