A short url on tinyurl is 25 characters long and on bit.ly it's 20 characters. r.im delivers short urls that are 14 characters long, 44% shorter than tinyurl URLs and 30% shorter than bit.ly URLs. These differences rack up very quickly with frequent posts to Twitter and any of these other services.
Hong Kong, China (PRWEB) April 10, 2009
Onsales Global Services Inc., the company behind online Chinese learnng social network China-8.com, today beta launched r.im (Short URL), a new short URL service that allows anyone to transform long URLs into extremely short URLs for convenient sharing on Twitter, Facebook, instant messaging status updates, e-mail and more. The company has also released a simple public API that allows short URLs to be generated dynamically and for converting short URLs back to the original URL.
"We are extremely excited to be launching this short URL service to the public. In generating URLs for sharing, users are looking for a simple, intuitive and reliable solution that allows them to generate these short URLs quickly and efficiently," said Sahr Johnny, founder and CEO of Onsales Global Services Inc.
r.im offers the shortest URLs on the planet today, compared with other services such as tinyurl, bit.ly and is.gd. With the growing popularity of micro-blogging, which limits posts to 140 characters, there is strong need for a short URL service that allows users to share useful links, while still being able to communicate effectively within the limitations imposed by these new platforms.
"A short url on tinyurl is 25 characters long and on bit.ly it's 20 characters. r.im delivers short urls that are 14 characters long, 44% shorter than tinyurl URLs and 30% shorter than bit.ly URLs. These differences rack up very quickly with frequent posts to Twitter and any of these other services."
Onsales Global Services Inc. created the new URL service to power a stealth new Internet service that's currently under development. The service will offer an innovative new way to share files across the Internet by leveraging tried and tested Internet technologies. The company is also using r.im to post updates from its current websites to Twitter and other social services.
"r.im is going to be built right into our existing and future websites as the default way to share stuff with micro-blogging and other services, which means we are eating our own dog food in terms of being exposed to the same levels of availability and reliability that users of r.im will expect from the service," Johnny said.
The r in r.im is the short form of "are" and encourages users to be themselves and build their identities and personal brands online through micro-blogging, messaging and sharing the stuff that's important to them on the Internet. r.im is an online service of Onsales Global Services Inc., a company founded by Sahr Johnny, an experienced dotcom entrepreneur. In 1999, Sahr Johnny founded Information Age, an online content syndication network that was subsequently majority acquired by chinadotcom, the first Chinese Internet company to list on NASDAQ. Onsales Global Services is based in Hong Kong.