Posted By RichC on February 9, 2011
The latest install of the Tweetdeck (v0.37.2) Twitter client added a new feature, a shortcut link called deck.ly, that allows for longer messages. Although the feature enables significantly more text to be included in a tweet, it does take away from the simplicity of Twitter … and the necessity to be concise. Personally I doubt that there will be many embracing and “following” those who regularly send long messages, but we’ll see.
Since the feature works seamlessly for those using Tweetdeck (v0.37.2), deck.ly messages show up in the Twitter client. For those using other clients or web-based tools, the shortcut link appears enabling readers to click on and view the entire text as with the screenshot below.
Here’s the video explanation: