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u.nu URL Shortener Bookmarklet

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Unfortunately, u.nu ceased to exist as an URL shortener,
but I decided to keep the article as a curiosity.

A URL shortener like [TinyURL][1] or [bit.ly][2] is a handy tool on these Twitter times. But even shortened URLs from those services can get a bit too long when you are on tight spots.

Enter [u.nu][3], arguably the shortest URL shortener in town – which, unfortunately, does not come with a one-click shortening option like bit.ly’s bookmarklet. It does, however, offer an API, with which I quickly hacked a minimalistic bookmarklet.

Just drag and drop the link below to your browser and turn anything in your browser into a short URL with a single click:

u.nu <– drag that to your browser’s toolbar.

UPDATE: Real stupid mistake – forgot to escape the URL (but hey, I told it was a quick hack :-P ) – fixed now (Feb 9, 2010).

[1]: http://tinyurl.com [2]: http://bit.ly [3]: http://u.nu

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