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Aug152010

Twitter’s “t.co” URL shortner bug resulted in Fat Tweets


A Twitter bug in the t.co URL shortener left many befuddled exploiting the 140 characters length limit flaw, allowing users to tweet out non-URL links of outrageously more than 140 characters; “A Japanese user tweeted 2,135 character tweet, which was inevitably retweeted by more than 100 people. Another user sent 3,157 characters tweet.”

“How it works: visit http://twitter.com/share?text=&url=yourtext, replace “yourtext” with anything, copy and paste the new short URL or new Tweet Button to Twitter.”

It looks, Twitter engineers have disabled the feature, as all the links are ending with “bad requrest”.

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