Thursday, September 30, 2010

Google URL shortening

When I'm logged in to my Google account, Details tells me how often ( is clicked and gives me visitor information as well.  The information page includes a two dimensional bar code that decodes as a URL.

The URL shortening page is new, but the service has been around for a while. You can create it from any page using a Google Toolbar or from extensions for Firefox or Safari or from various bookmarklets.

The primary value of Google's service, of course, is that it is likely to be around for a long time, and it comes with a full set of security services. Of course if you ever lose control of your Google account ....

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