No more bar atop ow.ly (Hootsuite) links

If you don’t like that strip of social tools that appears when you click on http://ow.ly links,¬†then you’ll be happy to know that Hootsuite, the Twitter client that produces those URLs, has removed its “social bar” from ow.ly links.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ksablan/4557888762/

Why was that social bar included in the first place? Hootsuite says that it provides “easy Re-Tweets, instant links ratings, and quick access to submit links to Digg, Reddit, Delicious, Facebook, etc.” If those features are important to you ,¬†Hootsuite still provides that social bar with its new http://ht.ly shortening service.

For more information, you can read Hootsuite’s blog post without the bar at http://ow.ly/1DCSw, or with the bar at http://ht.ly/1DCTs.