So lets say that I am posting my link in this thread:
Look at my spammy link:
then the addon that is on the forum or site would auto convert the link:
1: why does twitter use the short url method?
2: does it provide any benefit to the site with google?
3: any other benefit other then just a short url?
Now you guys have an idea to create a short-url addon for XF if not already.