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Google URL Shortener Posted by Michael Hermanto, Software Engineer, Firebase We launched the Google URL Shortener back in 2009 as a way to help people more easily share links and measure traffic online. Since then, many popular URL shortening services have emerged and the ways people find content on the Internet have also changed dramatically, from primarily desktop webpages to apps, mobile devices, home assistants, and more. To refocus our efforts, we're turning down support for goo.gl over the coming weeks and replacing it with Firebase Dynamic Links (FDL).
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5 Reasons Why the Flipped Classroom Works in Higher Education - HigherEd Tech Decisions The concept of “flipped classroom” is popular nowadays, and most people have learned that despite its name, the idea behind it is not very aerodynamic. However, it’s turning into a great movement. This learning “type” involves swapping out traditional classroom elements, such as lectures, and replacing them with group problem discussions that allow more interaction between students. Instructors turn to flipped classrooms in several different combinations. Some use online chats and reading materials, while others provide only several videos without including supporting materials. 95 best websites you should bookmark today Google is the internet surfer's best friend and worst enemy. If you know what you're after, just type it into the search engine's famous little box and – hey presto – you'll be given a list of related sites in order of relevance. Such is Google's dominance that its name has become a synonym for search. And rightly so. When was the last time you Yahooed something? And good though Bing is, it's not ringing our bell just yet.
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How to Create a Screencast Like a Pro with These 6 Online Tools Have you ever wondered how to create a screencast or why you may want to? Screen recordings, also known as screencasts, could serve a number of purposes, such as teaching your less tech-savvy relatives or friends some time-saving techniques, and showing customer service agents what the problem is when screenshots are just not enough. You have a few options when it comes to screencasting (such as Camtasia which offers to record your screen for $299, or Camstudio). Useful Tools for Making Your Life Online Easier We are on a constant hunt to find some cool and useful tools for our readers all the time. In this endeavor today we have collected some interesting apps as well as websites and services which will suit all your needs as a web developer, designer, project leader, or even the end customer. And the plus side of this collection is that all of the resources we have found are all free for personal use. [fblike]So you can now actively keep your employees productive, trace your lost laptop, protect your privacy and get rid of unwanted mails and much more. With how much of our daily professional lives revolve around the internet, we felt that anything we could do to help make that time a little bit easier and more productive would be a worthwhile pursuit. Some of these tools you may already be familiar with, and some you may not.