Monday, December 14, 2009

Goo.gl:Google's URL Shortening Service


Google announced Monday that they have created a URL shortening service, similar to sites such as bit.ly, this new service will allow Google Toolbar users to post to their blogger accounts and to twitter and other social networking sites, shortened urls.

As another blogger stated it Bit.ly just got Fu.kd, First Facebook steps into the ring with their fb.me shortener, and now Google just days later releases Goo.gl

To use the new url shortener you need to use Google Toolbar's new Share button, currently the button is only available for Internet Explorer, they plan to release it for Firefox soon...

The fact it hasn't been released for Firefox is kind of a let down, they announced the feature without publicly stating there isn't a Firefox version yet, and lets face it, it's the Firefox and Google Chrome users who use social networking sites. So releasing it for IE before Firefox, probably wasn't the best Idea.
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