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[liberationtech] Medill online Digital Safety Guide

Kyle Maxwell kylem at xwell.org
Wed May 29 20:39:20 PDT 2013


Not to mention you can replace "bit.ly" with "j.mp" and get the same
thing. This has mattered for me in the past when I found myself in
environments which restricted all .LY domains (Libyan registrar,
etc.).

On Wed, May 29, 2013 at 11:32 PM, Scott Elcomb <psema4 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, May 29, 2013 at 7:45 AM, Rich Kulawiec <rsk at gsp.org> wrote:
>> BTW, speaking of odd-seeming links: no URL-shorteners.
>> There are zero legitimate uses for them, they're overrun with
>> abuse thanks to the profound incompetence and systemic negligence
>> of their operators, and there is evidence that some of them are
>> *run* by abusers.
>
> For the most part, I agrree though I don't mind bit.ly urls.  Anyone
> can simply append a + onto the end of any bit.ly link to get a summary
> page / preview before following the link.
>
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