Announcing a new plugin called Simple Short Links.
The idea is to advertise links like http://blog.yourdomain.com/?p=1234 so that you can paste them into micro-blogging applications such as Twitter without using a forwarding/masking domain. There are already several plugins that do this. Simple Short Links was designed to do it with no frills, and an eye on eventually incorporating some or all of the basic functionality into the WordPress core. Another benefit of the no-frills system is that you will never worry about the forwarding service itself, which is already built in to WordPress. This plugin simply reveals hidden short URLs that already work on your blog.
See the discussion already under way at http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/10640
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