The following is a list of the most clicked-on links that I shared on Twitter during the week ending June 20.
- How we got 2.2 million Internet links … temporarily! The Cligs URL-shortening service was hacked and over two million URLs were changed to point to one of my posts.
- Url Shorteners: Destroying the Web Since 2002: Jeff Atwood coincidentally wrote a Coding Horror post about the “disturbing directions” shorterners are taking, and how he thinks Twitter could have prevented them from “[rearing] their ugly heads.”
- My URL-lengthener bookmarks: Realizing the harm that shortened web addresses can pose, I started gathering and tagging tools that reveal the true destination of shortened URLs.
- Internet brings events in Iran to life: The BBC created this helpful guide that explains how you can follow information about the disputed Iran election, as it is delivered by social media tools.
- Flickr zaps photos: Bad for citizen journalism: Salon senior writer King Kaufman desribes how Shepherd Johnson’s Flickr account and photos were deleted without notice after leaving comments (one with an embedded Abu Ghraib photo) on the White House’s Flickr photostream. He has since posted Yahoo’s response.
- Rules of Engagement for Journalists on Twitter: Before providing “20 takeaway tips for tweeting journos,” PBS MediaShift blogger Julie Posetti examines the wide-ranging ways news organizations and journalists are using Twitter, and the equally varied guidelines being developed.
- Identifying the Linkerati: Bloggers and journalists are among the 8 groups that SEO consultant Wahid Qazi lists as targets of linkbait.