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What’s your tinyurl.com redirect?

Cruelly lifted from BoingBoing.net is ‘vanity tinyURLing’. In the address bar, type ‘tinyurl.com/xxxx’, where xxxx is (up to) the first four characters of your name – having a short name or nickname may be useful here. Mine, therefore, is tinyurl.com/neil , which is an article on WashingtonPost.com about Russians resisting resettlement. Interesting.

So, what’s your tinyurl.com redirect?

6 Comments

  1. http://tinyurl.com/grom leads to an ebay page
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2333654688
    for a Country Tea Dish Towel Dishtowel & Crochet top.
    Somehow that seems about right!

  2. I can’t really see the point of these (but I had to go look anway) – mine’s for Adaptec UDF Readers…

  3. My URL is 22 the tiny URL is 23 hmmm…
    The following URL:
    http://blog.iloaf.com/
    has a length of 22 characters and resulted in the following TinyURL which has a length of 23 characters:
    http://tinyurl.com/vhsa

  4. tinyurl.com/intr gives me some nice “Parisian style” butter crocks.
    https://www.ltremain.com/frameset.asp?frame=7&s=731662952&ip=12.243.84.43&d=16

  5. Vanity Tinyurl

    Neil posted about Vanity TinyURL’s where you see where tinyurl/yourname takes you. Mine, takes you to the amazon site for the collectors edition of Transformers Series 1 on DVD which I think is rather cool and geekish :-)…

  6. Try heading to the following, and you’ll be surprised at the results:
    tinyurl.com/dick
    tinyurl.com/cunt
    (Mr/Mrs. US Vice President Cheney, so it’s not that bad, just funny links)