🔖 Sketchify: Heaps legit links

Bookmarked Sketchify (verylegit.link)

Turn any link into a suspicious looking one

e.g. i.imgur.com/OpYDgt3.gif becomes 666.verylegit.link/warez737speedupurpc.gif.pdf.dmg

Like a URL shortener, but worse

Who needs a shorter link? Not you, my friend. I mean, when you send someone a link, they just click it anyway, so you might as well send 'em a real clanger. This is truly crucial browsing.

Is it safe?

Uhhh well listen I mean it's probably about as safe as a regular URL shortener, but I wouldn't use it for something you're not okay with being randomly redirected to Tinder for Dogs.

Wait so how do I know the link doesn't actually go somewhere dodgy?

You're just gonna have to trust whoever sends it to you.

I want to use this service for my own project

Sure thing. Have a browse of the "documentation" on GitHub.

How does it work?

Due to rapid advancement in dark ritual technology, the programming community has streamlined the development and deployment of unspeakable eldritch horrors. Using robust open-source libraries like a sack of live geese, websites like this one can be developed with far more efficient sacrificial rituals than ever before. We're still stuck on the version with really inefficient sacrifical rituals though, due to comp͆aͭatib̊i̼͕l̈̿i̮̜t̚y̅ ͊i͋s̾s̢͈͠u̶e̛̊s̼̃.

You have to love that they’ve got an API for this…

Who would think that win2003.verylegit.link/GNdHusvKjuK~r~YH,arT-server1337+333resumemobiads=shockwave-flash_.min.js.sh.docm would actually resolve to boffosocko.com?!

🔖 make my link longer

Bookmarked make my link longer (make-my-link-longer.glitch.me)
makes your links longer

Forget about link shorteners, let’s make them longer!!

Want a longer link for BoffoSocko.com? Try https://make-my-link-longer.glitch.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?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=THIS_TOTALLY_UNOBTRUSIVE_CAMPAIGN_NAME&utm_content=some_sad_place_on_the_internet&more_ridiculous_things_in_your_links=because_why_not&maybe_we_can=write_poetry_in_utm_links&utm_utm_utm_utm_utm_param=bye&oh_and_dont_forget_the_facebook_click_id=thanks&fbclid=IwAR0fgPKx3ebuM5dpH3FG8MlCITeSVkGFFeNlQX31Tiu4pmNvAoi_Sw44Knk instead!

👓 Animating URLs with Javascript and Emojis | Matthew Rayfield

Read Animating URLs with Javascript and Emojis by Matthew Rayfield (matthewrayfield.com)
You can use emoji (and other graphical unicode characters) in URLs. And wow is it great. But no one seems to do it. Why? Perhaps emoji are too exotic for normie web platforms to handle? Or maybe they are avoided for fear of angering the SEO gods? Whatever the reason, the overlapping portion on the Venn diagram of "It's Possible v.s. No One Is Doing It" is where my excitement usually lies. So I decided to put a little time into the possibilities of graphical characters in URLs. Specifically, with the possibility for animating these characters by way of some Javascript.

Aaron Parecki is right, this is pretty awesome… If only this were doable on TLDs…

I can see Aaron Parecki or Marty McGuire using the timecode bits along with their audio related pages with media fragments.

Reply to Vika on permashort citations

Replied to a tweet by  Vika Vika (Twitter)
“For people who read this on Twitter: if the link is in (), you don't need to click on it. If the link is not in (), you'll see more content when you click on the link!”

In case you’ve missed it, there has been some work in this area which may mitigate this issue:

👓 About | Itty bitty

Read Itty bitty sites (itty.bitty.site)

Itty bitty sites are contained entirely within their own link. (Including this one!) This means they’re…
💼 Portable – you don’t need a server to host them
👁 Private – nothing is sent to–or stored on–this server
🎁 Easy to share as a link or QR code

Itty bitty sites can hold about as much as a printed page, and there is a lot you can do with that:
✒️ Compose poetry
🛠 Create an app
🐦 Bypass a 140 280 char limit
🎨 Express yourself in ascii

Advanced HTML editing & sharing

Learn more about how it works

This is an curious and interesting way to build a website… but talk about a URL problem…