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How to check if a Web site is down on Android with isDown

You can quickly check whether a Web site is down using your Android smartphone or tablet and the isDown app.

By July 25, 2013


Tweeting gets harder: Chalk up two more lost characters

Twitter is making changes that will extend URL link wrappers by two characters, meaning that the 140-character limit will get a bit tighter.

By December 6, 2012


How to secure your Twitter account

The microblogging service's ability to promulgate links in an instant makes Twitter a magnet for malware distributors. Prevent your Twitter account from being hijacked by using strong passwords and enabling the option to require an e-mail address or phone number to reset your password.

By November 26, 2012


Get a TinyURL for every page you're on

Like using TinyURL a lot? Check out this Firefox extension that automatically creates a TinyURL for whichever site you're on and copies it to your clipboard.

By February 3, 2009


TinyURL with a (questionable) revenue model: Adjix and Linkbee

You can make money from your short URLs. But I don't recommend it.

By August 22, 2008


TinyURL finally adds vanity URLs

TinyURL is getting so vain these days...or at least its URLs are.

By July 7, 2008


How to: See real URLs in TinyURLs

Scope out a TinyURL before you click on it with ShortText.

By June 28, 2008


New virus tweets its way into Twitter

The virus spreading through URLs shortened with goo.gl is making the rounds of the Twittersphere, as uncovered by TechCrunch, which reports that Twitter is investigating.

By December 7, 2010


McAfee: Our shortened URLs are safer (podcast)

Security firm McAfee will compete with Bitly, TinyURL, and others with its own URL-shortening service, which scans a shortened link's destination for malware when clicked on.

By September 21, 2010


Google's 'goo.gl' URL shortener open to the public

Google Toolbar users had been able to shorten long Web links with goo.gl, but now anyone can access the service through a new Web site.

By September 30, 2010