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the essence of url shortening

URL shortening is massively popular in recent years, and needless to say, you encounter at least a few shortened URL’s daily. Is the phenomenon just a passing phase, like a child tearing off the crust of bread, or is there something more to it?In recent years, microblogging sites such as Twitter and Tumblr have emerged as strong links in the chain of social networking. Albeit popular, they pose a grand question – one of usability! For instance, what purpose can Twitter serve, with a look that forever stares blandly on your face with a text-box asking you that eternally profound question – what are you doing? Please, can you answer it in exactly 140 character?When Twitter started out, it was meant to be a fun mobile application but today it has become a necessity for social network marketing. Not quite what the founders had in mind! And thus with online marketing, Twitter now has proved itself worthwhile, which is why, marketers use it so much. With a limited space of 140 characters, t…

hilarious highwayman

A police officer pulls a guy over for speeding and asked, "May I see your driver's license?". The driver answered, "I don't have one. I had it suspended when I got my 5th DUI." The officer asked, "May I see the owner's card for this vehicle?". The driver answered,"It's not my car. I stole it." The officer asked, "The car is stolen?". The driver answered, "That's right. But come to think of it, I think I saw the owner's card in the glove box when I was putting my gun in there." The officer asked, "There's a gun in the glove box?". The driver answered, "Yes sir. That's where I put it after I shot and killed the woman who owns this car and stuffed her in the trunk." The officer asked, "There's a BODY in the TRUNK?!?!?". The driver answered, "Yes, sir." Hearing this, the officer immediately called his captain. The car was quickly surrounded by police, a…

2010.01.02 – happy palindrome day

Whenever we write date, we are used to a number of date formats such asyy.MM.ddM/d/yyyyM/d/yyMM/dd/yyMM/dd/yyyyyy/MM/ddyyyy/MM/dddd/MMM/yyyyyy MMMM dd, dddddddd, MMMM dd, yyyyMMMM dd, yyyydddd, dd MMMM, yyyydd MMMM, yyyyddd MMM yyyand a lot of such variations.Thus, many people around the world being accustomed to using long date format <yyyy.MM.dd> as in <2010.01.02 – two thousand ten january two>, it seems only sensible to greet someone on this day with a Happy Palindrome Day!Technorati Tags: ,

10.01.01 – happy binary day

Whenever we write date, we are used to a number of date formats such asyy.MM.ddM/d/yyyyM/d/yyMM/dd/yyMM/dd/yyyyyy/MM/ddyyyy/MM/dddd/MMM/yyyyyy MMMM dd, dddddddd, MMMM dd, yyyyMMMM dd, yyyydddd, dd MMMM, yyyydd MMMM, yyyyddd MMM yyyand a lot of such variations.Thus, many people around the world being accustomed to using short date format <yy.MM.dd> as in <10.01.01 – two thousand ten january one>, it seems only sensible to greet someone on this day with a Happy Binary Day! Technorati Tags: ,