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Posted by Bob Zenith on October 27, 2010

Steven over at hosts-file.net and it-mate.co.uk has created his own URL Shortening / Redirection service (ok, it’s been there awhile, I just haven’t gotten time to check it out until yesterday).

A unique service, sURL allows you to enter a link and create a short URL, long URL, huge URL, and an “ARE YOU NUTS???” URL.

For example, “https://personalcomputersos.wordpress.com” has a short URL of http://surl.co.uk/?9917. When you click on the link, you are directed to an sURL page offering details of the target URL, to make sure you really want to go there (ie: is not malicious). After determining the target link is probably safe, you can click the link and enter the site.

This will be my new URL Shortening / Redirection service of choice on Twitter, and I encourage others to use it also.

 

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