Thursday, 6 January 2011

Ethical url shortener

To be honest, I hadn't really considered the ethics of url shorteners until I heard about v.gd. In fact, the thing that first appealed to me was the opportunity to use a url shortener that can't be used by the people who distribute the kind of material I wouldn't want to be associated with. But having visited its website I've discovered a whole host of reasons why it's better than most - and here they are.

v.gd is the brainchild of Memset, which offers carbon neutral hosting and has a strong reputation in sustainable IT circles. Memset promises that v.gd will be ad-free and free to use forever, and is clearly a safe pair of hands for your data.

And if you were wondering, the .gd url extension is owned by the island of Grenada.

2 comments:

davidcoethica said...

Hi TRC

Cool blog by the way - always heartened to find new 'good' people.

www.3BLMedia.com also offer a 3bl.me shortener and make a donation to selected charities each time a link is created.

I've not had about v.gd before - off to check it out :)

David

Anonymous said...

http://jstgo.in/ is a nice URL shortner, and it's green too!