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A Greener Way to Shorten

I’ve been using bit.ly as a url shortened for a couple years now, and never stopped to wonder which country is “.ly”. It turns out it’s Libya. As in a Libyan firm whose chairman is Col. al-Qaddafi’s eldest son, Mohammed al-Qaddafi, not the rebels.

Sure I could just switch to one of several even shorter url shorteners, like r.im… except tha one seems to be down. Maybe goo.gl… at least they can keep a website up.

The same people who brought you JouleBug (of which I’m a fan, although I still don’t have a FaceBook account; I already spend too much time online as it is) have another option: gree.nr. I like a shortener that’s targeted at greens. And, since not many people are using it yet (they just launched), I now have a few short versions that make sense for my own websites:

http://gree.nr/AES
http://gree.nr/CEW
http://gree.nr/FGS
http://gree.nr/TK

I guess I’m a gree.nr cybersquatter.

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