In the study of the string/gauge theory duality (AdS/CFT), an important role is played by the relation between local operators and Wilson loops. Perhaps the most well known example is the relation between twist two operators and the light-like cusp Wilson loop. On the string side, the twist two operator is represented by a "long" string (GKP). In this talk I use T-duality to argue that such relation is also natural for "short" strings. I discuss some examples and present a map between the shape of a short string crossing the Poincare horizon and the shape of a corresponding Wilson loop.
Based on arXiv:1212.4886 with Arkady Tseytlin (Imperial College).