By Mark Frauenfelder at 8:39 am Fri, Feb 19, 2010
ShadyURL: "Don't just shorten your URL, make it suspicious and frightening."
The shady URL for ShadyURL is http://5z8.info/--INITIATE-CREDIT-CARD-XFER--_r8a4a_dogfights (Via Neatorama)
SWEET! Can’t wait to use this!
Inigo Montoya: You keep using this word “shorten.”
I do not think it means what you think it means.
yeah, shorten isn’t correctly used there.
HOWEVER as an alternate, they could remove ‘just’ to fix it.
Nah, they make them pretty short. My gallery of steampunk unicorns (original URL way too long) got shortened to a nice
Moderator note: Click that link at your own risk. You only get one set of eyes and you can’t bleach your brain.
I don’t believe you, I refuse to click.
I’m ashamed to say that even though I recognized the link, I clicked it.
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.
Boo, #3, boo.
Yeah #3, read the policy on self-linking.
Hah, that’s excellent!
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!
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.
Reminds me of another url shortener, http://mug.gd/ , which lets you change content of the page itself. For instance http://mug.gd/L5QPL
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