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Abbreviate Google Map Links for Email

Where is a good Starbucks in Fairfield, CA? Google Maps to the rescue! Now, how to email that 125-character link to my friend? Tinyurl.com you say? I never liked how pranksters hide links behind tinyurls; you don't know where you'll land when you click one. So I created a web service that yields informative links, like: http://lookleap.com/maps.google.com/a5. I named this service LookLeap.com. Kick it around and tell me what you think.



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Sid Steward
[08/17/05 | Discuss (1) | Link to this hack]

Where is a good Starbucks in Fairfield, CA? Google Maps to the rescue! Now, how to email that 125-character link to my friend? Tinyurl.com you say? I never liked how pranksters hide links behind tinyurls; you don't know where you'll land when you click one. So I created a web service that yields informative links, like: http://lookleap.com/maps.google.com/a5. I named this service LookLeap.com. Kick it around and tell me what you think.

See also: http://LookLeap.com


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