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New WordPress Shortlinks?

Has anyone else seen these new wordpress tool bars on their wordpress blogs now? Strange thing is, I host my own blog on my own server, but the toolbar is there, but I assume only when you are logged in. More importantly, it has a ‘shortlink’ kind of like the bit.ly service. This URL could become useful to send out, especially on sites like Twitter, facebook etc. I noticed it on my blog writing service site. This is what the shortlink looks like: http://wp.me/1eNcW (shortlink for my blogging service, not here).

As of yet there does not seem to be any form of link tracking, such as bit.ly by adding a + at the end (read my article on bit.ly tracking here). Perhaps that could come down the line.

Here is a screenshot of the toolbar in case you have not seen it yet. (click for larger picture).

*Update*

You can also use the shortlinks for individual posts, which I discovered linking to the other post. In the edit posts or new posts page, where the permalink is, you click “get shortlink.” Neat feature.

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