Goo.gl and the QR Code…

I’m not sure why everybody is surprised that Google’s “new” (not new, been around for a while, just released to the public) url shortener can provide an extra piece of info known as a QR code. This is just Google’s url shortening crew being smart and using existing graphic/image APIs that Google provides to everybody. […]

Oh, Spammers and URL Shorteners

I’ve never really been a big fan of URL shortening services.  My main reason is because you lose a bit of branding and URL recognition from users.  Also the ‘memory’ factor.  Users can’t remember shortened URLs, unless you have an awesome one like bit.ly/hangman.  But now my real reason for disliking the shorteners is the […]