Wednesday, July 02, 2008

The Web is getting smaller

There has recently been a surge in tools designed to make the Web a little smaller, in a sense:
  1. 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.  -->

    Update: urlBorg and the spanking new are similar services that offer even more functionality.

  2. LinkBunch - The same thing as TinyUrl except your link resolves to one or more URLs. -->

  3. Tinydb - Stores a small amount of information that can be accessed from a tiny URL.
    --> Puts key/value pairs into the database --> Returns XML-formatted results:

    <topic>small web<topic>
    <created>2008-07-02 14:57:36.657199<created>