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(1) – There are a lot of URL shorteners out there, and MakeUseOf writers have profiled most of them. Well, Google is now providing it’s own URL shortening tool: The tool does exactly what you’d expect – take a long URL and output a small one ready for sharing on sites with restrictive character limits such as Twitter. Read more: Shrink Your URL’s With Google’s

(2) GoFISHn – There is a social network for everything nowadays, so why leave fishing behind? GoFISHn is a social network to exchange fishing stories, find fishing guides, share pictures, exchange angling tips and everything else related to fishing. Read more: GoFISHn: A Social Network For Fishing Enthusiasts

(3) MyFoodapedia – If you’re looking for nutritional information, you should check out the food pyramid’s new website: MyFoodapedia. The site not only tells you the information missing from the new pyramid – recommended servings within the famous five food groups – but also allows you to research the nutritional breakdown of almost any food you can think of.

(4) ShinySearch – Google is the most popular search engine on the Internet and using the power of Google Custom Search anyone can embed their search engine into their site. That is exactly what the guys at ShinySearch have done. If you’ve ever secretly desired to have a search engine as famous and awesome as Google named after you, ShinySearch is here to grant you your wish. Read more: ShinySearch: Create Your Own Themed Custom Search Engine

(5) [NO LONGER WORKS] Digg 365 – is a new visualization tool under Digg Labs that was launched recently on the occasion of Digg’s fifth anniversary. It shows the most dugg stories (top ten) by date and highlights the ones that are hot favorites for that day. It displays a nice circular calendar in the middle which helps you select the year, month and the specific date for which you want to check out the top ten popular stories.


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