Marcos Esperón has released an interesting plugin for those who like to use the Google URL shortener and convert their links into links shortened by the search giant.
Googl Generator once installed, it requires that you modify your template, so that it replaces the usual "permalinks" with the shortened ones, that is, wherever you decide.
Just installing the update two days ago of this plugin, if you use WordPress 2.9 you have a WordPress URL shortener on your site, with which to share your entries on Twitter and others services.
If you want you can try it in WordPress Beta Testing .
Matt announced this morning the availability of WordPress.com's URL shortener: WP.me (it's the shortest url of the .me service, some agreement will have arrived). From now on, when you post a new post you can get the short URL just by clicking on the new button next to the permalink, and you will have a 70% shorter link, perfect for Twitter.
Matt says that ] these URLs will be permanent because they will never close, so if you trust your word you can start using them to share your WordPress.com posts.
If you want to shorten the URLs in your hosted WordPress you can use one of them these three tricks: