Tag: urlshortener

  • (Centralized) URL Shorteners considered harmful (Part II)

    This is a follow up post on this post, detailing  bullet points 1 – 4 . Reasons for not having centralized URL shorteners Back on May 1st  using short urls on twitter were really taking off (at least in my perception). Tinyurl was the default shortener used by twitter. bit.ly only had only gotten my […]

  • (Centralized) URL shorteners considered harmful

    In late April i started writing this post and it was lying around unfinished all these months. The impetus for the post were  a number of discussions i had whether URL shorteners are a good thing or not. (My position was along the lines of this BoingBoing post by Cory Doctorow) Given the (recent) developments […]