Google launched a new URL shortener (& so did I)

I'm sure you've seen the goo.gl URL shortener around, right? This was a tool Google launched a few years back so everyone could shorten incredibly long website addresses into a dozen or so characters.

That shortener has been so successful that Google announced a second URL shortener  today: g.co. This new shortener is just going to be used by Google. It's going to be their way of shortening a URL and confirming that the link is safe because it belongs to them.

Since I'm on the topic of URL shorteners, I'd like to introduce you to my new shortener: www.ebookne.ws. You may have seen it around; I started using it this weekend and I also handed out the passcodes to a few people. Isn't it cool?

If you want to use it, drop me an email. It's for news use only, not personal use.

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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