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

Google launched a new URL shortener (& so did I) Google I'm sure you've seen the 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: 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: 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.


About Nate Hoffelder (9908 Articles)
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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