URL shorteners (was: Re: ISNIC DNS)

Ben Evans benjamin.john.evans at gmail.com
Wed May 8 13:48:14 BST 2013

On Wed, May 8, 2013 at 1:01 PM, Sam Kington <sam at illuminated.co.uk> wrote:

> Getting off-topic here, but what use are URL shorteners now that Twitter
> converts all links to be t.co/blah ? They don't save you any space in
> tweets, and they obfuscate the URL you're linking to. Is link-tracking
> really that useful?

Not only are they of marginal utility in almost all cases, they are
actively harmful in many others.


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