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This article was published on April 24, 2009

    u.nu : The shortest URL shortener. Period.

    u.nu : The shortest URL shortener. Period.
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    Former CEO of The Next Web. A fan of startups, entrepreneurship, getting things done faster, penning the occasional blog post, taking photos Former CEO of The Next Web. A fan of startups, entrepreneurship, getting things done faster, penning the occasional blog post, taking photos, designing, listening to good music and making lurrrve.

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    If there’s anything u.nu has going for it, it’s its URL, it’s short..very very short. It works exactly the same way other short URL services work (minus the bookmarklet).

    Visit the site, enter the URL you’re looking to shorten and voila the shortest short URL you’re liking to come across, e.g. http://u.nu/6e.

    Although it doesn’t provide the quality of analytics you’ll find with short URL services such as bit.ly and is.gd but by entering a “?” after the short u.nu URL (e.g. http://u.nu/6e?).  you’ll see a few basic stats such as original URL, date created and number of times used.

    Via the Apps Room on Friendfeed, i’ve also discovered there’s r.im and a.gd

    Whilst we’re on the topic of short URL’s, I highly recommend reading our post on the industry here.