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

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

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