URLITERATURE Opposes URL Shorteners to Encourage Reading

By: Laura McQuarrie - Published: Mar 6, 2014 • References: and psfk
URLITERATURE takes a stance against URL shorteners, which cut down on the written word and promote limited attention spans. Instead, URLITERATURE is the exact opposite of a URL shortener — it's a URL lengthener. The URL lengthener was developed to promote Respublica's books and make them seem appealing to a youthful generation.

If you want to share a link from the web, it can be plugged into URLITERATURE, which generates a lengthly URL link providing information on a particular book that can be specified upon generating the URL.

When the link is sent to someone and they open it, URLITERATURE directs them to the original link, but a frame remains on-screen, showing additional information about the book and how to purchase it, if it is of interest to them.