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Digg has a URL-shortener

Thursday, April 02, 2009 by Dave Winer.

A picture named accordion.gifTechCrunch has a story announcing that Digg's expected URL-shortener is now open for business.  Permalink to this paragraph

I asked on Twitter if there was an API, and heard back that there is. I quickly write a driver for it for the OPML Editor, and hooked it into my TwitterRiver app, and now the Friends-of-Dave feed and the NY Times River all are running on the Digg shortener. They have, over the last few months been running on a variety of shorteners. Permalink to this paragraph

Digg, like BurnUrl, frames the page being linked to through the short URL. An examplePermalink to this paragraph

See also: My work at bit.ly is donePermalink to this paragraph


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A picture named dave.jpgDave Winer, 53, pioneered the development of weblogs, syndication (RSS), podcasting, outlining, and web content management software; former contributing editor at Wired Magazine, research fellow at Harvard Law School, entrepreneur, and investor in web media companies. A native New Yorker, he received a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, a Bachelor's in Mathematics from Tulane University and currently lives in Berkeley, California.

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