Here’s an interesting way to use those popular short urls for sharing via your social media outlets. Using xm.my users can create a very simple Google map with a POI and then share the map and the short url to the map via Twitter or Facebook. Pretty basic service so far but there could be some possibilities here. I tested on iPhone but had some issues and couldn’t complete the sharing on my mobile… a bummer because really, the most need I would have for this service would likely be when I’m away from the office and on my mobile! Check it out at http://xm.my/
After more testing, iPhone mobile use seems to work pretty well although connecting and sharing via Twitter on mobile is challenging.. on the upside the facebook connect and share on the native iPhone browser works just fine!