bit.ly, a simple url shortener

It started with TinyURL, URL aliasing/shortening has become big business with similar sites growing out of the woodwork(See URL Shortening – History). With other unrelated services following the trend, like scr.im(email aliasing) and twt.fm(promotes music), adding value to support our slowly growing twittering society. Bit.ly is one such revolutionary child; but this child has grown big enough to even rival TinyURL.

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All You Need Is A Browser

The web has become more than just a glorified paperless library, now it has become a place where everyone works, plays and meet up. This has become more true with the surge of desktop applications to their web equivalents (email, desktop publishing, spreadsheet etc.) and the advancement in web technologies(AJAX, HTML5 etc). More and more I find myself using online versions of my computer’s desktop. Having been hosted on a remote server I enjoy; savings in storage space, automatic backups, safety from physical hardware damage(like for some of my friends affected by Typhoon Ondoy) and ready support(depends on the service …

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What Browser?

WhatBrowser.org? Ever wondered what a browser truly is? Or know someone you’ve been trying to educate for a long time to use one? Ever met someone who keeps confusing a browser with a webpage? Are you still at hairs end trying to pick the best one? Don’t fret, Google comes to the rescue again. Built by “some folks from Google”, WhatBrowser.org is a site dedicated to what we all would agree to be the most used application in any computer, “the Browser”. Any Operating System has it in some form or another(Anyone said Lynx(?). Companies battle it out for supremacy, …

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