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Opinion Editorials Tool For the Wordy Types is a new tool that allows users to type unlimited text into a box, convert it into a very short url and share it on social media sites like Twitter that limit users’ message lengths. This concept is awesome and clearly born from the TinyURL site. I have a hard time fitting updates into 140 characters on Twitter and *hate* having to put a serious message into 5 separate direct messages, so as an example of its use, here’s my first tinypaste!

Lani is the COO and News Director at The American Genius, has co-authored a book, co-founded BASHH, Austin Digital Jobs, Remote Digital Jobs, and is a seasoned business writer and editorialist with a penchant for the irreverent.



  1. Dale Chumbley

    July 12, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    Awesome! Look forward to giving it a go!

  2. Chris Shouse

    July 12, 2008 at 11:19 pm

    Amazing tool you always find the best stuff:)

  3. BawldGuy Talking

    July 12, 2008 at 11:27 pm

    OK OK — this time I’ll save and use it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Ann Cummings

    July 13, 2008 at 3:52 am

    This looks like a really cool tool to know about – thanks for the info.

  5. Paula Henry

    July 13, 2008 at 6:01 am

    I love it! The ways we find to say more ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Lisa Sanderson

    July 13, 2008 at 7:09 am

    Isn’t this cheating? Why can’t you just follow the rules like everyone else? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. Jennifer in Louisville

    July 13, 2008 at 7:27 am

    Nifty find! I’d have to believe that Twitter will eventually move beyond 140 characters, but at least this gives a work around for now. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Bill Lublin

    July 13, 2008 at 7:56 am

    Thank Goodness – Size really doesn’t matter ! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. Lani Anglin-Rosales

    July 13, 2008 at 8:40 am

    Bill, you sure do have a way with words.

    Jennifer, I don’t think it will move past 140 characters because it is the fundamental reason Twitter is so successful- the wordiness is optional. It’s a platform built for quick snippets (and I’m convinced it’s designed for those of us with ADD)!

    Lisa, don’t you judge me ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Paula, I still prefer picture services like to “say more” ๐Ÿ™‚

    Ann, this is a great tool to use while in serious conversation on Twitter or with a client who prefers to communicate via Twitter (yes, they exist).

    Jeff, I wish everyone could see your first tinypaste…… too funny…..

    Chris, I read a lot of blogs and AG gets a lot of press releases and tech tips, so I can’t take full credit for direct discovery every time ๐Ÿ˜‰ BUT I will take your compliment and go cuddle with it!

    Dale, have you tried it yet??

  10. Vicki Lloyd

    July 13, 2008 at 9:06 am

    That’s really cool! I wonder if you can use it to text message to people with smart phones? I’m going to try it.

  11. Barry Cunningham

    July 13, 2008 at 9:26 am

    Now see..I do learn things from Real estate agents..very cool!

  12. Bill Lublin

    July 13, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    Barry; See, you can make a post and you and I don’t argue!

  13. Sue

    July 13, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    B&B, you two are so funny. Lani, that is a great find, thanks. I have to find a way to track and file all these cool things in some orderly fashion.

  14. ines

    July 13, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    OMG – I am sooo happy someone was clever enough to come up with this!!! Awesome – now I don’t have to write in code on Twitter that no one can’t decifer!

  15. Ken Smith

    July 13, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    It kind of cheating when used on twitter, but who cares.

    If it works for smart phones that would be really cool…Vicki have you tested it yet?

  16. Ginger Wilcox

    July 14, 2008 at 7:32 am

    oooh. I like. I also have a hard time keeping it short on twitter. Guess I am too wordy. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ )

  17. Sue

    July 22, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    I do not twitter and I’ve been hearing that it may not be such a bad thing that I don’t. I do like the tiny paste tool though! I am wondering what other creative uses there may be.

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