Kevin Kelly calls it Cool Tools

I just stumpled upon a very cool tool – I think. LinkBlip. It’s a way to monitor when someone has clicked a link you sent them. It works quiete easy: You type in a URL and your email address. LinkPlip then generates a special URL for you, which you can email to someone. When someone clicks that special URL, you are notified by email with the time they clicked it as well as the city and state they were in. The recipient of the URL never knows the difference.


A 25-year old web developer from Seattle Matthew Inman created this service. I think this is very helpful. There is only one concern I have: What about SPAM when somebody is “mus-using” the service. But we don’t think that much about the darkside …

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