Tagged With url shorteners

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It's hard to say when exactly URLs reached the "too long" point, requiring us to adopt services such as bit.ly to make them more compact. What we do know is that resolving the actual addresses these tiny links point to does add a delay to the process of enjoying the web, especially on Android. Fortunately, there is a solution.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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While all URL shorteners intend to simplify the process of sharing links without hassle, Rdd.me, a new URL shortener from the creators of distraction-free tool Readability, is special in that it simplifies the process of sharing content.

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Windows: FluffyApp is a Windows wrapper for previously reviewed and Mac-only CloudApp and brings the same drag-and-drop file, URL and screenshot sharing to Windows computers.

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Twitter announced its new approach to URLs today, explaining that they will wrap all links that spill over the character limit in their very own, new t.co shortener. What's really awesome about the new shortener, though, is that instead of showing a cryptic short link, it will show part of the original link so you know where you're headed (thus preventing spammers and phishing attacks).

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Trick.ly is a clever URL shortener that adds a small layer of privacy to your shared links by setting up a question-and-answer challenge system that needs to be correctly answered before the link redirects.