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RSS to Twitter (almost) done right by Feedburner

Post to Twitter from Feedburner
Post to Twitter from Feedburner, originally uploaded by 4braham.
Google's Feedburner recently rolled out a new feature allowing you to automatically push new posts from your feeds to Twitter accounts. Not only does this shows Google's intent to further integrate with the services you use but that they want to do it to the best of their ability.

Interesting aspects of Feedburner's Publicize options.

Include link

The interesting part of this is it uses http://goo.gl as the shortlink. Goo.gl is going to be one of the longest lasting shortlink providers ever.

Leave room for retweets

Automatically shortening the title to leave space for retweet text. This could be improved by scaling the extra space based on the length of the Twitter username. For example "RT @abraham: " takes 13 spaces including the space but Feedburner left 27 in my test post. I suspect the number varies depending on word lengths so as to not include partial words.

Use inline hash tags

The most interesting feature to me in that Feedburner uses the post categories to turn title words into #hashtags instead of just adding them onto the end.

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