New Kid on the Shortened URL Block: is.gd
April 19, 2008 3 Comments
Quick post. I’m seeing more long URLs shorted with the service is.gd. I, like most people, use tinyurl.com to shorten URLs. It’s great. But if you’re posting a URL on Twitter, those extra few characters in a TinyURL eat into your 140-character limit.
is.gd goes even further. Here’s an example comparing the two services:
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- 82 characters
- 25 characters
- 16 characters
So there’s a pick-up of 9 characters via is.gd. Can be quite valuable on Twitter, eh?
It doesn’t have a toolbar button, which makes converting URLs really easy with TinyURL. That’d be a nice addition.`
For a nice read on several different URL shorteners, check out Carlo Maglinao’s post on TechBays.
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