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?
"You're a creature of the night, Michael. Wait'll Mom hears about this." -- from the movie "The Lost Boys"