After the full roll out of the t.co short URL's on Twitter last week, the preferred Twitter shorter URL's are now conquering Techmeme as the target page of an article featured on the Tech News aggregator. See the earlier post on TheNextWeb: Twitter Just Got the Respect it Deserves and on this blog: Why Twitter t.co is Brilliant
This does mean the social signals which will be captured by the Google Toolbar, the Chrome browser and any other way click stream data is being captured by the Google, will be of an advantage for the t.co domain, which is 301 redirected to Twitter.
Also, some people might copy paste the short URL from Techmeme on their own site, which will bring a huge advantage to Twitter. More data to capture.
Interesting how this will develop...