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شرح خدمة Untiny


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شرح خدمة Untiny. هذه المحاضرة ألقيت في أرامكو السعودية في أوكتوبر 2008

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شرح خدمة Untiny

  1. 1. Saleh Al-Zaid EASD/GAD
  2. 2. Outline• What is Untiny• Untiny facilities• Next features• Single service sites
  3. 3. What is Untiny?• A web 2.0 service to expand shortened (tiny) URLs.
  4. 4. What is a shortened URL?It is a URL that shortens a long URL like: a tiny small URL like:
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  6. 6. URL shortening services examples•••• (of• (for• There are thousands of them!
  7. 7. But why Untiny?Tiny URLs are used automatically in many web 2.0 services like Twitter.The problem:Some of these tiny URL services are blocked in Saudi Arabia!
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  9. 9. So is Untiny for Saudi users only?• No!
  10. 10. Worldwide Use• URL shortening services are also blocked in other places in the world• Used as a security tool to reveal the real URLs behind shortened ones
  11. 11. What’s special about Untiny?• 224 URL shortening services:,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, …• API• Add-ons in different platforms• Part of other applications• High usability
  12. 12. API• Provides two services: – Extract Service which retrieves the original URLs. Example: – Services Service which lists the URL shortening services that Untiny supports. Example:
  13. 13. Add-ons• 12 Add-ons• Firefox, IE8, Opera, bookmarklet, Mac app, Shell script, chat bots …
  14. 14. UntinyFox
  15. 15. Part of other applications
  16. 16. Achievements• More than 4 million URLs expanded so far• 20,000 requests per day
  17. 17. Featured in many tech news websites
  18. 18. More than 300 reviews
  19. 19. People speak about Untiny daily on Twitter
  20. 20. What’s next?• Trying to solve the spread of shortened URLs problem: – 400 million links by – 70 million links by – More than 1 billion links by shortening services – lost part of their links
  21. 21. What’s next?• Solution: archiving shortened URLs and their destination. Untiny archived 1.5 million unique links so far
  22. 22. What’s next?• Implement Google Safe Browsing service
  23. 23. Single Service Sites• Concentrate on one problem• Provides one function• Easy to implement• One developer or two
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  29. 29. You can make one!• Find a problem• Provide a simple solution• Make it easy to use• API!• Market it in the social media• Don’t stop, add more facilities
  30. 30. Thank You Q&A