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Tuesday: December 15, 2009

Google reveals URL shortening service for some of their products.Google reveals URL shortening service for some of their products.

Google said that it may eventually roll out the service as a standalone site, but that for now it's being built into Google products. Such a feature would likely allow third party sites to build Goo.gl link shortening into their own products.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 6:48 AM | Tags (7) | cnet | google | products | rollout | service | shortening | url |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 19, 2009

A gallery of dumb food allergy advisories for your viewing pleasure.A gallery of dumb food allergy advisories for your viewing pleasure.

Allergy advice: your package of peanuts contains 100% peanuts, your salt packet contains 100% salt, and your soymilk contains soy. Obvious post contains 100% obvious  obviousness.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 3:14 PM | Tags (5) | allergies | food | silly obvious | urlesque | warnings |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 32 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 4, 2009

Five annoying YouTube clichés that need to be banned.Five annoying YouTube clichés that need to be banned.

My favorite bit is how the guys go extra far to sound chummy and casual. 'Hey dudes, this is just a streetwise gang of ruffians like yourselves! BUY OUR PANTS.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 8:04 AM | Tags (8) | youtube | cliches | urlesque | mileycyrus | viral | videos | stopmotion | annoying |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 29 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 30, 2009

FYI, beware of malware lurking in unsuspecting Twitter links.FYI, beware of malware lurking in unsuspecting Twitter links.

In a nutshell, you should be cautious when using suspicious-looking URL shorteners. There's also an interesting statistic within the article stating that about 26% of all tweets contain a URL and retweeting just helps these things spread all the more quickly. Who knew?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 5:26 PM | Tags (7) | malware | shorteners | trojan | twitter | urls | virus | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 26, 2009

A day at Disney World through the magic art of tilt-shift video.A day at Disney World through the magic art of tilt-shift video.

Neat little video for those who happen to like Disney / artsy effects every now and again. There are some spots in the video where the effect doesn't quite cut it but I'll give them an A for effort this first time around.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 4:18 PM | Tags (7) | artsy | disney | neat | shift | tilt | urlesque | video |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 17, 2009

Some of the world's coolest bus stops for you to gawk at.Some of the world's coolest bus stops for you to gawk at.

'Anyone know where the nearest bus stop is? Oh yeah, it's in the strawberry.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 7:38 AM | Tags (5) | bus | stops | strange | urlesque | strawberry |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 34 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 31, 2009

Ten of the most awesome contextual advertisement fails for your viewing pleasure.Ten of the most awesome contextual advertisement fails for your viewing pleasure.

...sometimes the sophisticated matching technology goes awry, putting ads next to articles in ways that are just a little off. When this happens, the savvy denizens of the internet are usually there to capture the hilarity with a screengrab.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:52 AM | Tags (6) | advertising | fail | urlesque | contextual | matching | ads |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 58 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: August 11, 2009

A list of the top eleven failed URL shortening services.A list of the top eleven failed URL shortening services.

7. youwereprobablylinkingtopornanyway.com

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 7:34 AM | Tags (6) | bbspot | url | shortening | service | failed | fail |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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