A few months back, around the possible demise of the tr.im URL shortening service, there was a sudden rise in popularity with running your own URL shortener on your own boutique URL. That was when I set up Ninja Me (nja.me) using YOURLS. At the time, I reverse-engineered the undocumented API enough to hack Twitter-Tools … Continue reading Shortening with YOURLS and Tweetie 2 for iPhone
In the last couple of days, the internet world (and more specifically the Twitter world) has been all up-in-arms about the upcoming demise of the tr.im URL shortening service (later followed by the backpedaling of the news). You probably already know the type of service. It takes a really, really, really long URL like http://example.com/catalog/category/widgets?productid=12345&view=7&commentid=8675309&areyoureally=readingthis&mode=88 … Continue reading Ninja Me!