URL shorteners (was: Re: ISNIC DNS)

Sam Kington sam at illuminated.co.uk
Wed May 8 14:32:24 BST 2013

On 8 May 2013, at 14:21, Jérôme Étévé <jerome.eteve at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 8 May 2013 13:48, Ben Evans <benjamin.john.evans at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> If you generate QR Codes, shortened links are actually very useful.

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