I choose the domain because it is the shortest domain I could find when spelled on a standard cell phone key pad. On my Razr, spelling ta.gg takes only 5 keystrokes (82144). Other services take many more keystrokes to spell. For example, TinyURL.com takes 24 keystrokes to spell.
I also added functionality so that you can add keyword tags to your Ta.gg which should make it easy to find interesting links.
I made a bunch of short cuts people can play with:
- Google search – http://ta.gg/g
- Yahoo – http://ta.gg/y
- YouTube – http://ta.gg/u
- Myspace – http://ta.gg/m
- Facebook – http://ta.gg/f
- Bebo – http://ta.gg/b
- Digg – http://ta.gg/d
- eBay – http://ta.gg/e
- Target – http://ta.gg/ta
- Walmart – http://ta.gg/wa
- Amazon – http://ta.gg/a
- CNN – http://ta.gg/c
- Wall Street Journal – http://ta.gg/j
- Wikipedia – http://ta.gg/w
- Digital Podcast – http://ta.gg/dp
And a bookmark tool to make it easy to make Ta.ggs. Simply add the link below to your browser favorites/bookmarks:
and click it everytime you stumble across a URL you need to Ta.gg.
It’s built on Rails, so it will be interesting to see how it scales.
If you give it a try, let me know what you think.