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Google Profiles gets pretty URLs [Apr. 14th, 2009|11:00 am]
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Ugly URL:
http://www.google.com/s2/profiles/115863474911002159675

Pretty URL:
http://www.google.com/profiles/bradfitz

(I don't work on this, but am excited about pretty URLs....)
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[User Picture]From: lindner
2009-04-14 06:09 pm (UTC)

s2?

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shades of livejournal there :)
[User Picture]From: brad
2009-04-14 06:12 pm (UTC)

Re: s2?

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Naah, unrelated "s2".

[User Picture]From: topbit
2009-04-14 06:29 pm (UTC)

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Now to attach them to OpenID :-)
[User Picture]From: brad
2009-04-14 07:02 pm (UTC)

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That would be cool, wouldn't it? :)
[User Picture]From: 0ko
2009-04-14 06:51 pm (UTC)

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Hi,
Any person can create such a page?
[User Picture]From: brad
2009-04-14 07:05 pm (UTC)

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Yes. http://www.google.com/profiles/me или по русский. Same namespace for both.
[User Picture]From: jc
2009-04-14 08:24 pm (UTC)

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Ooo, thanks for the pointer! - /jcjcjc
[User Picture]From: infinitevoid
2009-04-14 08:54 pm (UTC)

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Neat. Though, it seems to default to using my gmail username. My only other option is a really big integer. It'd be nice to have a friendly name that didn't result in getting more spam. :p

[User Picture]From: brad
2009-04-15 02:57 pm (UTC)

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Yes, I agree. Many people agree.
From: (Anonymous)
2009-04-15 12:11 am (UTC)

No spam please

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Now let's hope that spammers don't find a way to harvest these sort of URLs and figure out that http://www.google.com/profiles/bradfitz implies that bradfitz @ gmail dot com is a valid email account.
[User Picture]From: daveman692
2009-04-15 02:19 am (UTC)

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Wishing that I could have http://www.google.com/profiles/david.recordon but I can't rename my Google Account or anything. :(
[User Picture]From: d4b
2009-04-15 11:20 am (UTC)

irony?

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I so wanted to post in response that animated graphic (used to sell LJ rename tokens) that shows your LJ username as "worst username evar", but I just couldn't find it. :-(
[User Picture]From: christowang
2009-04-15 02:15 pm (UTC)

Photos

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What's the secret to the photos section? If you press the flickr button, it works, but if you insert your flickr rss feed it doesn't. It works for Picasa, but the Picasa RSS feed doesn't validate.

I tried put another photo feed in and it says theres an error, but no details.

http://www.phototiki.com/rss/chris

Can you pass the word on to someone that might be able to take a look?
[User Picture]From: brad
2009-04-15 02:58 pm (UTC)

Re: Photos

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Will do.
[User Picture]From: askbjoernhansen
2009-04-15 08:03 pm (UTC)

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hmn - I'm not too surprised it won't let me be "ask" (although it would be nice), but it says "askbjoernhansen" isn't available. Huh? :-)


- ask