Friday, October 02, 2009

Huh-oh. Twitter backed flags rival as spam

Looks like's security measures are kicking in against rival's short URLs.

It's not all that rare to get URL shorteners stacking on top of one an other; you just don't tend to notice when it happens.

This sort of stacking is commonly caused when a Twitter desktop client, set to use a tracking URL shortener, is used to fire off a retweet.

This screen grab shows what happens when is asked to redirect to If you're curious the URL that the points to is and to a picture of bigmouthmedia's Bjørnis.

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