There is no dearth for shortening services. But, this one is a special one.
Gog.is is a Google search query shortening service. It’s kind of hard to explain when you might need this but this could come in handy in a few instances. Like if you are helping a friend over IM and want to point them to a particular search result.
You could copy the whole search result url in email or via IM but they tend to break and look long and ugly.
If you wanted to share the search slumdog millionaire, you could use this short url http://gog.is/slumdog+millionaire. You could use a + sign or even a comma or a / to create a complex keyword and share this url.
Like http://gog.is/who,is,ar,rahman or even http://gog.is/golden/globe/awards/2009.
For someone already using a URL shortening service like tinyURL, bit.ly via bookmaklets or even have a shortening service in Firefox toolbar via the extension UrlBarExt (my review), Gog.is may not be necessary.
But, if you share a lot of Google search results with friends, colleagues or family, Gog.is can come in very handy as you don’t have to run the Google search query and then copy the url, shorten it and then share it.
Congratulations A R Rahman
I was so excited to see AR Rahman, the muscial genius hailing from my hometown in India – Chennai, win the Golden Globe last night for his score in the movie Slumdog Millionaire! In fact, he became the first Indian to win a Golden Globe award and it is very fitting that he received it.
The movie itself bagged 4 Golden Globe Awards! If you haven’t watched it, it is a must see.