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Oopsie, Mr. Garrett. Gotta watch those links. Nice job blaming bit.ly, though. Naughty technology! Later, he called the naughty linkage “an innocent mistake.” Well, sure – the mistake was innocent…

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  1. Matthew,

    I speak as a Twitterless One, albeit, but it seems, at least on the face of it, that he accidentally linked to something – much like dialing a wrong phone number:

    (Whorehouse)
    http://bit.ly/d6W

    vs.

    (Whitehouse)
    http://bit.ly/d6WZBu

    Please to explain the snarkiness…

    JOB

  2. Matthew Lickona says:

    JOB,
    When you post a long link into Twitter, it converts it into a shorter link via bit.ly, which is what shows up in the Twitter post. As Gawker notes, I've never heard of it somehow transmogrifying one link into another. He doesn't say he copied and pasted the wrong bit.ly link (sort of like dialing a wrong phone number), he says that bit.ly changed his link from one thing to another – sort of like dialing a phone number and having it dial some other number.

  3. So there's no chance that when he was typing it into the whatchmacallit, he simply forgot to add the final three digits to his link?

    I don't mean to belabor the point, but for us quasi-luddites its all so…dense.

    JOB

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