Tiny URL Directory Project
URL shortening services are used by many people for various reasons. The aim of this project is to build a search engine for the longer URLs hidden behind these and produce interesting statistics on the URLs themselves.
Project results are stored in a MySQL database for later analysis.
10/06/2007 until 21/07/2010, URL resolutions were performed every 30 seconds while a visitor stayed on this page. In total 113376 resolutions were made.
21/03/2014 This project has now been re-activated and making resolutions every 5 seconds.
03/03/2016 Resolutions are made in sequence as quickly as possible now using YQL.
The backend is written in perl and uses our own Hector perl framework with DBIx::Class for the database backend.
Here is a selection of the sort of data you see hidden in shortened URLs.