- TinyUrl - This tool has actually been around for a while, but only recently has it been catching on. It allows you to create a small URL that is more manageable when emailing friends, posting on Facebook, etc.
http://www.example.com/my/very/long/url --> http://tinyurl.com/2
Update: urlBorg and the spanking new bit.ly are similar services that offer even more functionality.
- LinkBunch - The same thing as TinyUrl except your link resolves to one or more URLs.
http://www.example.com/link2 --> http://linkbun.ch/abc
- Tinydb - Stores a small amount of information that can be accessed from a tiny URL.
--> Puts key/value pairs into the database
http://tinydb.org/1ct?_f=xml --> Returns XML-formatted results:
Wednesday, July 02, 2008
There has recently been a surge in tools designed to make the Web a little smaller, in a sense: