I am using the following code to generate a Tweet Button on my site.

<a href="http://twitter.com/share" class="twitter-share-button" data-url="http://mysite.com/asdf" data-text="Description about my the page" data-count="horizontal">Tweet</a><script type="text/javascript" src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js"> 

Works great, however when twitter I click on the button like a user would to tweet, it automatically shortens the URL using their http://t.co domain. I do not want this to happen as the data-url is going to be short enough as is.

Basically I want to still use the Tweet Button at some level, but don't want Twitter automatically shortening my URLs. Is this possible? Is there a different button/script I should look at?

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Your problem can be handled by using "#" for data-url.



 data-related="anywhere:The Javascript API"



Twitter is moving all links to their t.co service. http://support.twitter.com/entries/109623 There are a few ways around it today, but in the future they will all be t.co, but the t.co will be hidden.


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