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[OT] StumbleUpon starts shortening service

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, June 10, 2009
15 years ago2,734 views

After Dot.tk recently now StumbleUpon will start an URL shortening service: http://su.pr/

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

The official blogpost: http://stumbleupon.com/sublog/
http://stumbleupon.com/sublog/stumbleupon_launches_supr/

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

"Help us beta test http://su.pr/ and give us your feedback. Join the Beta today with invite code: "suprbeta". #supr"

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Was to fast :-), they already made it unavailable.

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Going the way of the Diggbar...

DPic [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

I use http://lilurl.org/ since it's open source but it has an annoying bug that doesn't include anything after an & symbol in a URL. I easily find ways around it, but i have to admit that's one pathetic bug to remain unsolved.

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

I have a access now. I think the combination Twitter, Facebook and maybe later more services is nice. Just like the 'Schedule for later option' so you can plan your tweets.

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

I also have access, I'm thinking that this will become my URL shortening service, but I use Tweetie and all I have to do is press ⌥-⌘-S and it shortens the url for me to Bit.ly or some other services.

I like lilurl and the statistics feature and used it for a while after it was recommended before by DPic, but integration with Tweetie and it's slightly longer urls made me stop soon after. :/

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

It always amazes me that people will entrust their outgoing links to some link shortening service which might in the future break the links, add advertising, or redirect the links for commercial gain.

Plus you can't easily track down your outgoing links to make changes, if say the target page changes. And you fail to give visible credit to the target website in the browser address bar, and fail go give an indication to the user where they're going to end up.

More reasons here: "What are the disadvantages of URL-shortening services like TinyURL?"
http://quezi.com/8721

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