What on earth is bdg.ms

James Sheahan, whose Metagames blog regularly publishes good boardgame reviews has just announced the launch of a new boardgame service … link shortening. For those, unlike me, who are up to speed with Twitter, they’ll know that a 140 character limit can prove quite challenging when trying to publicise the latest and greatest boardgame link. Hence, bdg.ms! I’ll let James explain more…

bdg.ms is a link shortening service for all things boardgaming, but it’s also so much more…

  • bdg.ms shortens links and lets you choose the end part of your shortened link
  • bdg.ms lists all the shortened links so it’s a great way to find out the latest web site articles, blog posts and other boardgaming information that people are talking about online all in one place
  • You can follow the whole site or specific users via RSS, so as soon as a link is added, your RSS reader will deliver it to you

Anyone can use the site (if you want to shorten links you’ll need to register which is free and mainly to prevent spam).

I hope you will join me and support me in using bdg.ms (whether shortening links or just using the digest of links to find the latest boardgame content).  The more we use it, the stronger and more useful it will be.

And this is just the start as there are lots of other exciting features that will be added to the site over the next weeks. Follow the bdg.ms blog for details (via RSS and/or @bdgms twitter).

So, if you want to go to my Trickylight site, you can now just type in bdg.ms/trick Of course everyone reading this already has Trickylight at the top of their favourites list anyway.

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