Wow, now here’s a neat content mashup.
It’s a PDF with links that automatically fill your Twitter status with a TinyURL to the catalog item. Download the catalog now. According to her email to the Twitter Moms network, apparently Megan Calhoun created the catalog with iPhoto and then had to figure out how to get it from 20 MB down to 2 MB. (Do tell!)
Et voila – the world’s first tweetable catalog. Neat!
The syntax for the Twitter links goes something like this:
When you click the link, you go to your Twitter home page and the status box contains the text after status=.
My thoughts naturally turn to ways this URL could be used in online user assistance, but I’d rather hear your ideas on that! I also wondered if there’s an API for TinyURL so that you could enter the long URLs in your CMS and have the CMS automatically turn them into TinyURLs for your content deliverable.
Certainly a simple, elegant, therefore brilliant use of pages, photos, and links. What do you think? Should content tweet?