I just noticed that someone on my network just posted a Link using the Status update and it is automatically turned the url into a short url with NING in it. Was this a feature that was released with the Twitter feature... I am not a fan of it.. and really don't want it on my network . Is there a way to turn this off..
Yes, this was in the post here, "In the spirit of 140 characters, we're also rolling out a brand-new URL shortener that will automatically condense hyperlinks to shared content."
You can check the box to not use it, however it will drastically reduce what you can say with the url you share.
sorry Laura, I reposted on the other linked discussion .. I will delete that.
I understand it is a shortner. but it includes NING in it . Can't the shortner be turned off with some code. I am a premium Network and don't want Ning to be that present on my site.
The shortened urls are generated using the new Twitter sharing link that sits beside or underneath the old Share link on profile and detail pages. There is some css that you can use to hide it which has been posted in other threads.