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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Dear Twitter: Don't Break YouTube Video Shortened Links

Dear @twitter,

Why do you display shortened links, shared from YouTube, like this one http://t.co/zaa2Ng6 as youtube.com/watch?v=ideJ-A…?

When you click the share button on YouTube, the pre-filled in tweet looks like this:



But when it gets to Twitter, you've changed it to look like this:



Note: I changed the lame auto generated "Check this out ---" to [Video]

If someone copies and pastes that link, it will break.

Here, I'll show you:



See?

Please don't do this.

Thank you,
--Steve

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