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You can quickly check whether a Web site is down using your Android smartphone or tablet and the isDown app.
Twitter is making changes that will extend URL link wrappers by two characters, meaning that the 140-character limit will get a bit tighter.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You can make money from your short URLs. But I don't recommend it.
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TinyURL is getting so vain these days...or at least its URLs are.