WordPress has launched a new URL shortening service called wp.me exclusively for the blogs hosted on WordPress.com. This service is just another url shortening service and not intended to compete with any of the popular services like tinyurl.com, bit.ly.
This service makes life of WordPress.com users very easy by automatically assigning a short url to the every blog and blog post. So from now onwards all wordpress.com users does not need to look for any url shortening service when they need to their blog posts on twitter.
One of my favorite blogs hosted on WordPress.com is how to get your ex back
ref=”http://lorelle.wordpress.com/”>http://lorelle.wordpress.com/ and it's short url is http://wp.me/1a. That's a cool url right??
In a blog post, WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg says:
- WP.me is the only two-letter .me domain in the world.
- Every blog and post on WordPress.com has a WP.me URL now.
- These are all exposed in the using rel=shortlink.
- It doesn't work for any URL in the world, just WP.com-hosted ones.
- The links are permanent, they will work as long as WordPress.com is around.
- WP.me is spam-free, because we are constantly monitoring and removing spam from WP.com.
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