URL shorteners (was: Re: ISNIC DNS)

David Cantrell david at cantrell.org.uk
Wed May 8 14:40:11 BST 2013

On Wed, May 08, 2013 at 01:01:53PM +0100, Sam Kington 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?

There's a world outside twitter, and URLs that line-wrap can be a pain
in the arse depending on what email clients people are using, what MUAs
messed around with stuff in the middle, and the phase of the moon.

David Cantrell
Professor of Unvironmental Science
University of Human Progress

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