The web is a swirling mass of instantly available information making it the go-to place to discover answers to pretty much any question you can think of. But once you’ve found what you were looking for, sharing said information can perhaps be a little tricky, what with the likes of Twitter imposing character limits. Enter our latest Weekly Web Highlight- stinkybad, a URL shortener with a twist.
stinkybad is a handy tool to chop down those lengthy URLs, but doesn’t take the approach of Bitly and its ilk and instead converts complex hyperlinks into random nouns. Users simply need to place their desired link into the search bar, and once the ‘stinkybad it!’ button has been hit a random word will be generated.
As soon as you have your word you can share as you see fit. By entering the word into stinkybad the original link will automatically be retrieved and you’ll be taken directly to that page, meaning there’s no need to ever copy and paste a URL ever again.
We tested it out and entered the address for the Dialaphone blog, stinkybad spat out the very random words, ‘earth bag’, which we then entered into the same search bar and within seconds were transported to the homepage of the blog.
Sharing the web through words not only saves time but it also adds a fun dimension to exchanging content in social spaces. Tweets and Facebook posts certainly become a lot more interesting, adding a hint of mystery for the person receiving your message as to what the link you’re sharing contains.
So, whether you’re a social sharing addict or just want to save a bit of time, stinkybad is definitely worth a try and we’re sure, like us, you’ll come to wonder how you ever lived without it.