Velo, Rapido | This is about a few different things.
From a friend …
I have some twitter/google map questions.
Like, how do i make a short link for twitter posts?
You’re looking for a URL shortener. There are Twitter (and Status.net/Identi.ca) apps that incorporate them, or you can use one manually. Bit.ly offers you a lot of analytical tools, bk.ly is Brooklyn specific (see also, ph.ly). Technically, there are zillions of them. I use Twhirl, which shortens URLs with Bit.ly.
To be avoided: Shorteners like Hoot Suite that take over your browser with a popover.
And, how do I make a multi-point google map and share it?
I can’t answer this in good conscience without at least telling you about OpenStreetMap, Open Green Map and Tagzania. Check them out. If you’re committed to feeding the borg, I assume Google’s instructions are accurate.
Any more questions? Don’t hesitate to ask. I might even answer.