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18 Feb 2010 21:29


Offbeat: Your shortened URL isn’t shady enough. This is a job for ShadyURL

  • We admit that this amuses us greatly. Why merely shorten your URL? Why not make it sound like you’re sending your friend to an exploit site? We totally support this. source

19 Jul 2009 16:29


Politics, Tech: Digg’s DiggBar gets kinda shady in its linking style

  • The more disturbing part is that they’re expecting us to use their diggbar urls to deceptively push their site to our followers. If I broadcast a link to the New York Times, people expect to see the New York Times when they click that link. They do not expect to land on Digg.
  • End of Web blogger Matthew Rogers • On a recent change of functionality in the DiggBar, a service we admittedly initially liked. However, the functionality has changed in such a way that the links no longer lead to the source of the content for logged-out users but to the Digg page for that article. Granted, we’ve read some of Rogers’ other posts and feel that he generally comes off a bit hard-line on things, but in this case, we feel that he’s right. • source

09 Jul 2009 20:57


Biz: Where do banks really make their ill-gotten money? Overdraft fees

  • $20.5 billion the amount banks are expected to make from credit card fees such as overlimit fees in 2009, which will (fortunately) soon be regulated by the federal government
  • $38.5 billion the amount banks are expected to make from overdraft fees – fees that banks drive up by charging large items first, then small items – this year. This is bull$*&@. source