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1link.in is the tool of the week1link.in is a shortcode service with a difference. The difference is that it allows you to configure one link to open multiple pages.

I’ve not seen anything like it before (which often means there are a dozen similar tools out there).

The service works just like Bit.ly or TinyURL, by allowing you to paste in a link to shorten it. But it specifically allows you to embed a number of pages in that link, something that the other tools don’t (yet) offer.

Additionally, 1link.in can be password protected. To see an example, click here. The password is ‘open’. 

Note that there are two links embedded: the Econsultancy homepage and my Twitter account.

You will be prompted for the password (which is ‘open’) and then once again to check that you’re happy for both of the links to be opened. If you are, then hit ‘ok’ and watch in awe as two more tabs appear in your browser...

It’s going to be a handy tool for answering questions on Twitter, where space is at a premium, and where one link doesn’t always do justice to your answer. 

All in all, it is a useful addition to my toolbox. Check it out.

Chris Lake

Published 23 February, 2009 by Chris Lake

Chris Lake is CEO at EmpiricalProof, and former Director of Content at Econsultancy. Follow him on Twitter, Google+ or connect via Linkedin.

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Comments (4)



Hmm, the shortened url's are already open for abuse on Twitter by hiding affiliate links and so on, I can imagine this would only make things worse.  Nice enough tool and all but you have to be transparent with these things.

about 8 years ago



I'd popunder an affiliatized link on the 2nd link and cookie stuff ahoy.

about 8 years ago

Chris Lake

Chris Lake, CEO at Empirical Proof

It's definitely open for abuse, but many things are... have faith in humanity chaps!

about 8 years ago


Bogdan Axinia

It's look that it's a big success already because it's not working :). Anyway sounds interesting enough with multiple pages embed feature.

about 8 years ago

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