goo.gl URL Shortener

I’m a google fan, I admit it fully.  I use lots of their services, I like their stuff and I am at peace with their devling into my personal space.  It’s gonna happen, unless you choose to live your life 100% offline, you are trading personal privacy for access to services.

Their latest creation (which has been around for a while, just not public) is their very own URL shortener called goo.gl.  It does some of the usual things, it tracks metrics and it does one other things I think is really cool.  It creates a QR code for your url.

Here is one I created earlier (ha, sounds like a cooking show).

http://goo.gl/YgTu.qr for the url http://goo.gl/YgTu

Very cool.  I like QR codes.  For those of us with smart phones, a simple scan of the code and you can open the site.

I do wish the service had an easy way to copy the new urls to the clipboard though.

So what else can it do?  Well #1, I want it to tie in with their safe browsing serivce (http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=google.com) so that I can’t create a URL to a known bad site.  I’d also like them to regularly scan the urls and disable those that link to malware.  There are lots of URL shorteners and they definately pose a security risk and it’s about time someone took the step of removing bad URL’s.

Thoughts?


Posted in Security, Technology and tagged , , , , , , , , , , by with no comments yet.

Pingbacks & Trackbacks

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *