Update: xl8.in is currently down while I transfer to a new server! But it will be back!
Take a look at this:
As a little thank you to all my translating Twitter pals, I decided to create a dedicated #xl8 (the translation hashtag on Twitter) URL shortener.
To use it, type xl8.in into your browser. You can then enter your website URL to be shortened, and, if you like, make it something memorable for easy future reference. It will then shorten the URL for you, saving valuable characters in those 140-character tweets. As this is relatively new, you will find short URLs on xl8.in are shorter than on, say, bit.ly. Another added advantage is, of course, the instant association with #xl8, right from the URL.
This handy URL shortener can also be accessed by a little window on the bar on the right hand side of this blog post, too.