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.
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I want to like it. I like tons of other Google services. I’m a Google Fan Boy, but I just dont get Wave.
It reminds me of online multiplayer games. It sucks to use alone. I invited some friends, we got on it.. and it’s a chat client? Well at least thats how we used it, it was a rather kludgy chat client. Google Chat group chat is better, using communicator at work is better.
I dont see how to email to it, how to connect it to my gmail.
I’m just a bit stumped on what it is good for. It’s fancy, it’s sexy, but it’s confusing.
Edit: I found out at least some stuff to do with it. Type in “with:public” in the search box, ok now stuff starts to make more sense.
I am intrigued by the seemingly total lack of security though. So is this guy, and he has great points.
Posted in Stuff, Things and tagged answer, Chat, chat client, client, fan boy, gmail, google, kludgy, online multiplayer games, work by Zate with no comments yet.