Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Welcome to the official blog of LinkBunch!

Hello and welcome to the official blog for LinkBunch, a new link aggregation service. But what is LinkBunch? Read on...

A link bunch is just that - a bunch of links. Often you find several links on the web that you want to share on services such as instant messengers (Google Talk, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, etc.) or microblogging platforms such as Twitter (which has a 140-character limit) and Pownce (which only has one link field). With LinkBunch, you take all those links and put them into one "bunch", which is just one single link--which looks like a TinyURL or SnipURL link--and give that around instead. Saves space, looks cleaner and saves a few bytes of bandwidth! :)

LinkBunch is secure. People will generally share non-sensitive links, but if you have something that you don't want other people to see (too easily), you can add a password to the bunch that you create. Only viewers who put in the right password will be able to see the contents of the link bunch! You can also easily delete any bunch by clicking on the kill link that you will receive in your email when you create a bunch. Additionally, each bunch is valid for upto 30 days from the last click. If no one clicks on your bunch for a month, it will get deleted automatically.

LinkBunch is accessible.Even though it's a Web 2.0-age service, LinkBunch doesn't use or need AJAX technology to make things work. The website is readily accessible from mobile devices without any changes. Although you'd only just want to visit a link bunch and not create one on a mobile phone!

LinkBunch is programmer-friendly. There will be easy to use APIs that will let you submit and create link bunches programatically, via PHP or ASP or whatever you want!

LinkBunch is coming soon.I just registered the domain and bought hosting space. It'll take a day or so to go live, after which LinkBunch will enter public beta... naturally! So bookmark http://www.linkbunch.com and check it out in a couple of days!

- Aalaap Ghag

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