NWB.me – For The URLs I’ve Shortened
If you’re reading this then you know I call my Twitter account (@NWBingham) my ‘firehose’. I post a weekly summary here, ‘From the Firehose’, which features some of the top tweets of that week. To my suprise Erik Raymond aka Irish Calvinist, was gracious enough to give me a shout-out on Twitter. He encouraged his Twitter followers to follow my account as it…
“…brings the internet to you and saves you time.” (tweet)
Erik’s summary is basically what I attempt to do. Each day I schedule what I consider the best (and sometimes worst) of Christian resources, and other selections from my other interests. I’ve written before on how I use social media here.
With so many links being tweeted and shared between Twitter and Facebook each day, and with the increasing popularity of short-URLs, yesterday I decided to begin using my own.
NWB.me is a private URL shortening domain. No one else can shorten an URL using that domain. If you see short-URL flying through cyber space with NWB.me at the beginning, you can have confidence that it’s a link I wanted to share. No viruses. No hacking. No malware. After being live for only 24 hours it has already served over 1,400 clicks.
If you’re not sure what a short-URL looks like, here is the short-URL to this blog post: