I’ve created two toolbars, one for Internet Explorer and the other for Firefox. These are for the Consolarium mainly but they also include links to other LTS content. These toolbars link to the Consolarium Blog, LTS Online Service, the Glow Blog, the Glo.li short url service etc. The best thing about the toolbar, as it stands, is that it integrates with the new Glow Search and, just like the Google Search bar, it will keep track of your search history.
I’ve been busy hacking together some code to allow GlowBlog users and Glow users to access glo.li to make their own short urls. We all know how long Glow urls can be and wouldn’t it be great if there was a web part which automatically generated a short glo.li address for any page that it was added to?
Today in about 15 minutes I set up my own URL shortening service using http://bit.ly/pro. This free service from the guys at bit.ly allows me to use a custom short domain for any and all shortened URLs I create using their service. I can also use my API key with apps like Seesmic on Android and TweetDeck on iPhone to automatically create my own shortened URLs on those platforms.