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A Ruby gem that connects to various URL shortening services like RubyURL, moourl, etc.

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= ShortURL 0.8.4

== Summary 
ShortURL is a very simple library to use URL shortening services such as
RubyURL, urlTea, and TinyURL.

== Installation
ShortURL is available as a gem, installation is just like any other gem:
<tt>$ gem install shorturl</tt>

You can also download the tar.bz2 archive at
http://rubyforge.org/frs/?group_id=732 if you do not want to use the gem.

== Supported services
Here is the list of the services supported by ShortURL:
* http://rubyurl.com
* http://tinyurl.com
* http://shorl.com
* http://snipurl.com
* http://metamark.net
* http://makeashorterlink.com
* http://skinnylink.com
* http://linktrim.com
* http://shorterlink.com
* http://minilink.org
* http://ln-s.net
* http://fyad.org
* http://d62.net
* http://shiturl.com
* http://littlink.com
* http://clipurl.com
* http://shortify.com
* http://0rz.net
* http://moourl.com
* http://urltea.com
* http://vurl.me

== Usage: 
call-seq:
  require "shorturl"
  puts ShortURL.shorten("http://mypage.com")
  puts ShortURL.shorten("http://mypage.com", :moourl)

The second parameter represents the service you want to use.  These are:
* <tt>:rubyurl</tt>
* <tt>:tinyurl</tt>
* <tt>:shorl</tt>
* <tt>:snipurl</tt>
* <tt>:metamark</tt>
* <tt>:makeashorterlink</tt>
* <tt>:skinnylink</tt>
* <tt>:linktrim</tt>
* <tt>:shorterlink</tt>
* <tt>:minlink</tt>
* <tt>:lns</tt>
* <tt>:fyad</tt>
* <tt>:d62</tt>
* <tt>:shiturl</tt>
* <tt>:littlink</tt>
* <tt>:clipurl</tt>
* <tt>:shortify</tt>
* <tt>:orz</tt>
* <tt>:moourl</tt>
* <tt>:urltea</tt>
* <tt>:vurl</tt>


You can use <tt>ShortURL.valid_services</tt> to obtain a
list of the valid services (in case I forget to update the
documentation)

== Thanks
- Marcel Molina Jr., Devin Mullins for some ideas
- imperator from #ruby-lang (I don't know your real name, sorry) for
  helping me with creating and uploading a RubyGem
- Daniel Dipaolo for telling me about ln-s.net and fyad.org
  
== Authors
- Vincent Foley (original developer)
- Robby Russell <robbyrussell@gmail.com>
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