Thursday, January 01, 2009

URL Shortenings

Ever had a long long long URL that you had to send out to a friend on IM or email? It was so long that it stopped being a URL? A good example of these types of URL are shopping site URLs.

like this:|65%3A1|39%3A1|240%3A1318

Phew! That was long. You might already know a few sites like that shorten/make tiny your long URLs. But here is a comparison of five of them that I found from this link.

Here is a comparison. I've put my Google Reader Shared Items as a test link.

Test link:

Resulting Short links:
(no. of characters excluding the 'http://') (17) (10) (10)
(17) (13)

looks like and tie for the first position. Get more info by visiting the sites and reading the article linked.
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