I am going to miss Google’s URL Shortener spy

What? You didn’t know it was going away? Then let me break the bad news and tell you why it’s even worse than it seems.

Google, thank you for starting the shutdown on Friday, the 13th. That was so very appropriate.

Starting March 30, 2018, we will be turning down support for goo.gl URL shortener. From April 13, 2018 only existing users will be able to create short links on the goo.gl console. You will be able to view your analytics data and download your short link information in csv format for up to one year, until March 30, 2019, when we will discontinue goo.gl. Previously created links will continue to redirect to their intended destination. Please see this blog post for more details.

Thankfully, for those of you who have accumulated hundreds of shortened links on Goo.gl over the years, the links will still work, so don’t panic just yet.

I spy with my little eye…

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Stercus Creek

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