Lady Gaga and 50 Cent Promote Short URL Service

Okay, we’re officially in a start-up technology investing bubble. I’m calling it now. How do I know?

A new service to shorten URLs, like we need yet another one of those, is being endorsed by none other than Lady Gaga and 50 Cent. The new URL shortening provider is called Bre.ad. It’s an apt name, as I’m sure the only reason both Lady Gaga and 50 Cent are involved is because they think they’re to going to make a lot of “bread”. You know, as in cold, hard cash.

Maybe someone should give the singers a little cold, hard reality.

Does the world really need another URL shortener to add to the endless ones already out there? Don’t get me wrong, it’s great that bit.ly short URL service is starting to go by the wayside. “.ly” is the country code for the country of Libya. So, it made zero sense to me that Obama’s presidential campaign, and even his first White House tweets, used a URL shortner from a country we don’t exactly get along with that well. Plus, if the Libyan government was smart, couldn’t they have hacked or done something malicious with Obama’s tweets?

Oh, I forgot to hit the famous singers with that reality check. Here’s that smashing right uppercut…

Some company named Google is pushing their short URL product goo.gl. I’ve heard that Google kind of knows what they’re doing, and they’re probably not the best company to decide to go head-to-head against. That’s assuming that Google even knows who the heck Bre.ad is. Oh wait, they do now as Lady Gaga and 50 Cent are promoting it.

Whoops. Maybe Bre.ad will be toast sooner than we think.


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Linky Gaga June 18, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Too bad because Linky Gaga would have been much more appropriate.

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