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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] What's the best URL shortener?

From: Thadeu Lima de Souza Cascardo
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] What's the best URL shortener?
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2018 10:06:08 -0300
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On Tue, Mar 20, 2018 at 09:44:30AM -0300, Adonay Felipe Nogueira wrote:
> I go for the same recommendation that some gave: buy a short domain and
> run a simple webserver that is responsible for shortening URLs.
> One can, of course, rely on some third-party to do this, but I found out
> that most common URL shorteners *do more nasty stuff* --- such as
> requiring you to automatically run non-free software using JavaScript in
> your web browser --- than just shortening the addresses. Even so,
> suppose a given service is found by you to be "good", it doesn't mean it
> will be "good" in the future. I remember back in 2005 when some good URL
> shorteners decided to misuse their popularity.

I am still clueless as to why the need to use an URL shortener at all.
They are either "digital", which means people should be able to just
click them; or they are on paper and people need to write them down or
remember them, to which I say: use a rememberable URL, not a short one
that people won't remember. Compare to


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