New URL shortening service; uses Unicode domain name and Unicode characters for the slugs to produce the shortest-possible URLs. E.g., here’s a link to the DF home page: http://➡.ws/.

The obvious use case for ultra-short URLs is Twitter, where every character in a URL counts against the 140-character limit. But be warned, despite the fact that these are legitimate URLs, some Twitter clients don’t parse them correctly — Twitterrific for one.

Thursday, 5 March 2009