bit.ly, tinyurl & co. Does the planet really needs short URLs?

By | June 16, 2009

Over the last couple of years I was wondering almost everyday why the hell someone would want to use a short URL. Although I consider myself as a geek, freak & nerd I’ve never had the desire to create a short URL. Why? Maybe it’s laziness :) Maybe I am not web 2.0 enough…

However, today I’ve found someone (no one less than Jeff Atwood from Codinghorror) who seems to share the same thoughts though. He’s even calling them the web destroyers and writes about how Twitter made them more popular than ever. Enjoy the read!

One comment on “bit.ly, tinyurl & co. Does the planet really needs short URLs?

  1. Hey… I use short urls and find them to be a real help. My favorite is Tr.im because I can get demographic info on anyone visiting my site instantly.

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