I always like to take a break from websites once in a while. how do I break? Try something new in websites. So I set my mind in setting up a personalized url shortening service. I found a php based program YOURLS and set up the server and tweaked the files to work. I found a personalized short domain name to use for the shortened urls. MYR2.us which amounts to 6 characters, pretty short. It should read MyR².us but superscript characters are not allowed in a domain so I compromised. The R² signifies my initials and a reference of geekdom by some, I think. So it is a pretty cool way to shorten web address for Twitter and Facebook. Here is a sample shortened url to the City of Casa Grande website http://myr2.us/2
Interested in your own url shortening service website? Contact me for details.