Oct 3 2008

A Simple URL Shortener

For those looking for an alternative to TinyURL, I wanted to express my appreciation for and recommend bit.ly. The fundamental service, which launched back in July, is exactly the same. However, they've stripped away all excess and made the task at hand the focus—seriously, you have to try to add excess to this process.

Additionally, they've introduced some great features for developers, provided a great bookmarklet, as well as setup the simplest REST API I've seen yet.

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I like http://is.gd too. Obscure TLD's make me feel good inside.

Michael Wuori — Oct 8 2008