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DeWitt Clinton:
More thoughts on URL shorteners.   —  What is a URL shortener?  —  You've all seen short URLs before — the links to tinyurl.com, bit.ly, wp.me, etc., recently popularized as a workaround to fit more content into smaller spaces, most notably within Twitter's 140 character limits.
Jun 14, 2010, 3:35 PMIn context
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
URL Shorteners Slow Down The Web - Especially Facebook's FB.me   —  It's hard to imagine a Web sans URL shortening services nowadays but you can rest assured that they're here to stay - for better or worse.  Question is: how do the likes of bit.ly, TinyURL and Goo.gl score in terms of speed and availability?
Mar 17, 2010, 5:25 PMIn context
Royal Pingdom:
URL shortener speed and reliability shootout   —  With the rise of microblogging, URL shortening services have become extremely popular.  And no wonder; just imagine sharing links on Twitter without one.  Although some of these services have considerably more market share than others …
Aug 18, 2009, 5:50 PMIn context
Ryan Flores / TrendLabs:
Koobface Increases Twitter Activity   —  Just a few hours ago, Koobface has increased its Twitter activity, sending out tweets with different URL links pointing to Koobface malware.  —  This is in contrast with previous Koobface Twitter activity wherein only three TinyURLs pointing to Koobface were used.
Jul 10, 2009, 12:25 PMIn context
Jay Hathaway / Download Squad:
Greasemonkey script decodes an impressive list of TinyURLs   —  It's trendy to use the latest and greatest URL shortening services in IMs and Twitter postings, but clicking on a TinyURL is like a box of chocolates: you never know what you're gonna get.  To avoid any nasty surprises …
Jun 14, 2009, 9:55 PMIn context
Eric Engleman / TechFlash:
Amazon creates its own URL shortener for products   —  Amazon.com has quietly created its own URL shortener for products sold on its sites.  People can now type “amzn.com/” and a product number to create a short URL, without the need for sites like tinyurl.com and bit.ly.
May 8, 2009, 3:50 PMIn context
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
URL Shortening Wars: Twitter Ditches TinyURL For bit.ly   —  Sharing links on Twitter can be quite a pain when you need to input a web address that consumes most of the space you have at your disposal for your micro-message.  The startup realized that quickly and automatically started shortening long URLs …
May 6, 2009, 12:25 PMIn context
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
It's Awe.sm: Create A Powerful Custom URL Shortener For Your Own Domain   —  You may have noticed over the last few weeks that TechCrunch links on Twitter have had a nifty custom URL, with links looking like tcrn.ch/1A' instead of more generic codes from TinyURL or Bit.ly.
May 4, 2009, 3:55 PMIn context
Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
Mini-Links to Web Sites Are Multiplying   —  If you have spent any time on the Internet in the last few months, chances are you have clicked on a shortened link Web address.  —  URL shorteners, which abbreviate unwieldy Web addresses into bite-size links, have been around for years.
May 4, 2009, 1:20 AMIn context
Jason Kottke / kottke.org:
URL shorteners suck   —  After threatening as much for many months, Joshua Schachter has published a piece about how URL shorteners (TinyURL, bit.ly, is.gd, etc.) suck for everyone except the companies which build URL shorteners. … I agree with Schachter all around here.
Apr 4, 2009, 4:25 AMIn context

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