A complete integration between your WordPress blog and Zannel. Bring your Zannel Updates into your blog and pass your blog posts back to Zannel.
Actually, Zannel Tools has taken this into account and you can safely enable both creating posts from your updates and updates from your posts without duplicating them in either place.
No, Zannel Tools sends your long URL to Zannel and Zannel chooses to shorten it or not.
Yes there is. The change is made in the code of the plugin, just look for and modify the following line: $this->zupdate_prefix = 'New blog post';
The reason this is done this way, and not as an easily changeable option from the admin screen, is so that the plugin correctly ignores the updates that originated from previous blog posts when creating the digest posts, displaying the latest update, and displaying sidebar updates.