Submit the text using Twitterfeed. It will automatically include a "bit.ly" url at the end. I use it when I post my blog to include a tweet.

PS Nice idea :)

On 7 August 2010 11:07, Srikanth Lakshmanan <srik.lak@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi all,

I am planning to start a twitter account posting one DYK fact related to India everyday and a link to the article using a script.There are currently 1200+ DYK articles related to India and i have wrote a script to parse the talk pages and got around 800+ DYK hooks (my script's regex can be improved and am working on that to get all 1200+ hooks). I need your help to further format the hooks to 120 chars, so that it fits into twitter limit and maintain the tweet queue(just like DYK queue), so that my script can post on twitter without manual intervention.

I think this could give a boost to visibility and page views of DYK articles having good content which otherwise recieve fairly low page views which happens only through search since quite a few of them are poorly linked.If this is successfull we could probably even use it over free sms service.(now that GPRS is getting cheap and penetration is increasing) People following get to know trivia and also might give some sort of satisfaction to the DYK creators.

If you could spare some time in helping with maintaining the tweet queue, please mail me offlist, we could work on that.

Thoughts / Suggestions on the idea is welcome. Suggestions for the twitter account name is also welcome. :) 

Srikanth L

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