Top 10 Unusual URL Shorteners

Top 10 Unusual URL ShortenersWhat is the top 10 unusual URL shorteners? No doubt you’ve already seen those cute we address links URL but probably only had just a passing interest, if any, in them. Right? This sounds about right!

URL shorteners are supposed to just work without drawing too much attention to themselves. Obviously URL shorteners are web scripts or applications into which you type a web address and the URL shortener will reduce the length of it. It will still be usable because the script will redirect users to actual, original address.

This then makes the web address much more lean and useful. The invention and rise of URL shorteners can probably be linked to the popularity in social network sites. This is particularly the micro blogging sites like Twitter where users share links to other sites. Sharing links were tedious and garish when the URL were very long; enter the URL shortener! And the rest, as they say, became history.

We thought we’d take a look at some of the top 10 unusual URL shorteners. Here, in alphabetical order, are the top 10 unusual URL shorteners. And why…

Top 10 Unusual URL Shorteners

  1. BBC.in – The BBC in the house, to redirect their press releases!
  2. Bit.ly – Libya got in on the act quite early.
  3. Bu.tt – Good to see little Trinidad & Tobago getting in on the act
  4. Cli.gs – No idea what a clig is; it just looked unusual!
  5. FB.com – Of course Facebook had to get in there too.
  6. Goo.gl – So too Google, not to be outdone.
  7. Is.gd – Is it “Is God” or “Is good”? Good dilemma to have. Pun intended.
  8. Sn.im – What’s a snim? Who cares: it just loks cute.
  9. Su.pr – Who doesn’t want to be super!
  10. T.co – A one letter domain name? Yep, that’s Twitter!

Top 10 Unusual URL Shorteners (Bubbling Under)

11. Yush.co – This is ours. We like it even though at six characters it is longer than all the others listed above.

Please feel free to suggest others you think should have made our top 10 unusual url shorteners list.

Yush URL Shortener, News Media, Blog Ahoy!

The Yush URL Shortener. We shorten things.Hi! Welcome to the Yush URL Shortener, the URL shortening service from the people at Yush.

Ooops! We really should have had a much more catchy title for this post other than the one we’ve opted for. But we did this deliberately to illustrate some point about short titles. Not sure if you get the gist. Anyway, it goes a little something like this…

What’s The Yush URL Shortener About, Alfie?

The Yush URL Shortener tool enables you to shorten any URL, which makes it an ideal companion for use on sites like Twitter. Remember you’ve only got 140 characters to play around with so reducing unnecessary text is essential.

How Does The Yush URL Shortener Work?

Our title, at 34 characters long, could probably have been shortened to “Yush URL Shortener” which is nearly half the size at 18 characters long. That would give us more space to type our message on Twitter.

And that’s basically how it works. We simply create a URL that saves you time and space. We hope you like it and will use it. Don’t forget to recommend it to all your friends.

Did I mention that the Yush URL Shortener was free?

And The Yush URL Shortener’s Future?

It is a little early to be thinking of the future but nevertheless we have some ideas for the future. Plans for the Yush URL Shortener could include:-

1) User Membership – giving users access to register and manage their links and web addresses.
2) Providing a comprehensive statistics interface to monitor usage of links.
3) Interface localization
4) Theme support
5) More.

We also welcome suggestions from you, of course.

Yush URL Shortener Feedback

We recognise the Yush URL Shortener will undergro a period of continuous development. Therefore, we welcome suggestions from you about features you would like to see implemented in forthcoming versions of the service.

We’re ready as soon as you are.