Posts tagged with Vb.Ly

When all your shortlinks belong to the Libyan government

In 2009, 'sex educator' Violet Blue launched a URL shortener designed for all of those NSFW links you might want to share. The service, billed as the "first and only sex-positive URL shortener", was located at

Most of us don't think about the .ly portion of the URL when we, for instance, see a link. But as learned the hard way, it's pretty important.