builtin URL shortener
Short, concise description of the idea
I think LJ needs a built in URL shortener for URLS.
Full description of the idea
It could be temp. like it would expire in 5 hrs or something. But like, you could have ljurl.com/?38473434 like tinyurl or something, but only for urls. You could have like, a button next to the link button that generates a smaller url.
- Smaller urls for cutting and pasting in irc, aim, etc.
- programs which do not automatically make the url clickable and so wrap the urls.
- example: 11:54PM aml> http://www.livejournal.com/community/hotties_only/680072.
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
- More DB stress
- possible user confusion.
An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation
- steal tinyurls code and integrate with LJ