Posted by Dickey on Jul 26th, 08 | Filed under Cool Stuff
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bit.ly is not just a URL shorten service. Instead, it provide extra features such as track total clicks to the shorten URL.
There are a lot of URL shorten service around the internet. For example, we have tinyURL, which is among the most popular URL shorten service. bit.ly is a new launch similar service. But, it provide some extra feature for the users. For example, it will keep track total clicks to the shorten URL.
Beside the tracking service, bit.ly lets users to provide custom keyword. For example, you can customize your shor URL like http://bit.ly/keyword. Some users may ask whether bit.ly provide bookmarklet button for quick creating of short URL. The answer is yes. You can drag the bookmarklet to your browser toolbar and create bit.ly URL easily.
Summary of features:
- Custom keyword
- API service for web developers
- Click/referring tracking
- Automatic create thumbnail for the page link through bit.ly (although i can’t get it to function probably, but the author mention this feature in his blog, so i just list out)
Source: author’s blog
Posted by Dickey on Feb 23rd, 08 | Filed under Cool Stuff
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With LinkBunch, you can save dozens of URLs under one shorter URL and then share with your friends.
There are a lot of service which can cut a long URL into a shorter one, but none of them can condense multiple URLs into a single URL. But, LinkBunch provides this service and you can condense as many URLs as you one. The result is a single and short URL which look like this http://linkbun.ch/1o4.
When you open the link, you can see a list of URLs taht you had included. They provide a button “Open entire bunch” for users to open all URLs in new tab. The developers of LinkBunch also create a Firefox extension so that you can instantly create “Bunch” link for all open tabs in your browser. This is very useful when you want to save all the opened tab page and share with your friends.
LinkBunch | Firefox extension
Posted by Dickey on Jan 6th, 08 | Filed under Internet
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There are a lot of URL redirection service. Here, i would like to introduce TinyURL, SnipURL, MooURL, Small Links, urlTea, and 0rz.
I believe TinyURL is the most popular URL redirection service. How-To Geek had shared some tips on How to See Where a TinyUrl Is Really Linking To and Create a TinyUrl the Easy Way in Firefox.
Posted by Dickey on Nov 22nd, 07 | Filed under Internet
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0rz.tw will make an URL shorter by giving you a short URL similar to this: http://0rz.tw/3e3p1. It basically is an URL redirection service which provide a very short but NOT easy to remember URL.
Do you use TinyURL? If yes, then you will know what is URL redirection, right? 0rz.tw is a similar service with TinyURL. Both of them support a preview to the website before redirect to there.
So why we use URL redirection? If we want to post something on our blog, forum, or even send an address to your friend through IM and the address is too long, we may miss accidentally delete 1 or 2 characters and the whole URL can’t work anymore. So, many people choose to use URL redirection to shorten the URL before writing post or send to friends.