Blog Posts for: Twitter

Hey ASP.NET developers: Twitter is stealing from your 140 characters

20 March 2015

Introduction A picture is worth a thousand words, so check this out: I have a tweet with the words “ASP.NET”, which is 7 characters and yet according to Twitter I have used up 22 characters already… Twitter uses a built in link shortening service which shortens all links using its own link service ( It does this for a number of reasons which they describe in the document About Twitter’s link service.

Get the Twitter profile image using ASP.NET Identity

28 October 2013

ASP.NET has had its share of membership systems over the years and with the latest release of Visual Studio 2013 and ASP.NET MVC 5, Microsoft has introduced a new system yet again referred to as ASP.NET Identity. For a good overview of ASP.NET Identity and Microsoft’s rationale on developing yet another new identity system for ASP.NET, please go and read the post entitled Introduction to ASP.NET Identity by Pranav Rastogi.