URL redirection service makes innocent URLs look sinister

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13 Responses to “URL redirection service makes innocent URLs look sinister”

  1. LeFunk says:

    Nah, they make them pretty short. My gallery of steampunk unicorns (original URL way too long) got shortened to a nice
    http://www.goatse.fr

    Much better!

    Moderator note: Click that link at your own risk. You only get one set of eyes and you can’t bleach your brain.

  2. Anonymous says:

    This works so well that Websense has blocked the link at my office:

    This Websense category is filtered: Potentially Damaging Content. Sites in this category may pose a security threat to network resources or private information, and are blocked by your organization.

  3. attheelephant says:

    Boo, #3, boo.

  4. tinyxl says:

    Reminds me of another url shortener, http://mug.gd/ , which lets you change content of the page itself. For instance http://mug.gd/L5QPL

  5. middleclass says:

    Yeah #3, read the policy on self-linking.

  6. Chrs says:

    Hah, that’s excellent!

  7. Anselm says:

    THIS IS BRILLIANT! Seriously! It’s not often something triggers a good minute of loud, chortling belly laughter, but this did. I’m so gonna use this!

  8. Hagrid says:

    SWEET! Can’t wait to use this!

  9. mongo says:

    Inigo Montoya: You keep using this word “shorten.”
    I do not think it means what you think it means.

  10. JoshuaZ says:

    I prefer http://www.socuteurl.com . It makes urls look cute. For example, I’ve just added boingboing.net which is now linked by http://www.socuteurl.com/cozzyfoobear . URLS by socuteurl are often actually shorter and are surprisingly easy to remember.

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