Twitter clients (including the default web interface) auto-tinyURL every URL put into it. Clicking on the link involves not one but *2* HTTP GETs and one extra roundtrip.
How long before tinyurl (and bit.ly, ti.ny, wht.evr...) are cached across the internet, just like DNS?
As the trials of life continue to take their toll, remember that there is always a future in Computer Maintenance. -- National Lampoon, "Deteriorata"