Interesting URL Shortener

Mar0709Mar 07, 09

A few months ago I spent an evening and created my own URL shortening service, Writing the app caused me to pay more attention to the hordes of URL shortening services being announced, and there has finally been a decent advancement! takes advantage of the broad range of "special" characters available in UTF-8 to produce the shortest URLs you have ever seen:

Perhaps an example of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in its purest form, I felt compelled to register exactly 22 more sites. ⌘C ⌘V Character came in very handy here:

Of course, they provide an API and a bookmarklet to help you adopt their service over the ten thousand others available.

About Jason Miller:

I am a JavaScript developer from Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. When I am not typing green code onto a black screen, you might find me at the nearest coffee pub checking out the brew. I run a internet firm called developIT and maintain blogs and web apps when I can.
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