Sharing the Bible on Twitter

I have been playing with the http://ref.ly service. You can visit the site and set a shortened URL for a Bible verse or you can just make it yourself.

Here are some samples:

  1. A Bible passage in a random version: http://ref.ly/Psalm 23
  2. A Bible passage in a specific version: http://ref.ly/Ps23;NLT

A couple of things I noticed:

  • Verse references don’t work. You can do a search like http://ref.ly/Ps23.1-3 but it will still give you all of Psalm 23.
  • The site has some strange behavior. It’s in Beta and the More menu at the top doesn’t work quite right.

According to the website: ref.ly is a service of Logos Bible Software and works with their online Bible.

Here’s a sample of what it looks like when you use it on Twitter:

lingamish twitter sample using ref ly

P.S. Follow me on Twitter http://twitter.com/lingamish and let me know if you are tweeting about Bible translation.

P.P.S. A Twitter account has been set up that retweets all the posts and comments from Better Bibles Blog: http://twitter.com/betterbibles

4 thoughts on “Sharing the Bible on Twitter

  1. Phil Gons says:

    Verse references don’t work. You can do a search like http://ref.ly/Ps23.1-3 but it will still give you all of Psalm 23.

    Actually, verse references do work. For example, http://ref.ly/Ro8.28 takes you to Romans 8:28, not to Romans 8:1. I think what you meant to say is that ranges like Romans 8:28–30 don’t work (http://ref.ly/Ro8.28–30). But that’s not quite accurate either. They work, they just don’t present you with anything different from what linking to the first verse in the range would. In both cases you get the fuller context. However, you’re getting more not less than what you’ve asked for—not really a negative, IMO.

    The site has some strange behavior. It’s in Beta and the More menu at the top doesn’t work quite right.

    What issues are you having? What browser are you using? We’d love to know about any buggy behavior so we can correct it.

    Thanks for the mention and your feedback!

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