Use WP.me to shorten URL

With the recent closing and then reopening of tr.im recently, url shorteners have been in the news a lot. Matt Mullenweg is keeping them in the news a bit longer with the announcement of WP.Me, WordPress.coms new url shortener and apparently the only two letter .me domain in the world.

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Matt explains that it is different from services such as TinyURL in a few ways:
* Every blog and post on WordPress.com has a WP.me URL now.
* These are all exposed in the using rel=shortlink.
* It doesn’t work for any URL in the world, just WP.com-hosted ones.
* The links are permanent, they will work as long as WordPress.com is around.
* WP.me is spam-free, because we are constantly monitoring and removing spam from WP.com.

WordPress.com bloggers should now see a ‘Get Shortlink‘ button next to your permalink when you edit or write a post.

I love how this is integrated right into the post editor. Apparently, self hosted WordPress users can use this too if they have the stats plugin (thanks to Greg Falken for pointing this out).

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