isNSFW shortens URLs for pervs, actually makes work safer - Technical.ly Philly

May 5, 2009 8:30 am

isNSFW shortens URLs for pervs, actually makes work safer

If you must send that naughty link at work, at least use protection. Toad Software, a software consulting agency based in virtual offices outside Reading and in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, has created a get-out-of-jail free card for soliciting thin-skinned co-workers with dirty Web sites behind shortened URLs. Well, kinda. isNSFW is a URL shortener that […]

If you must send that naughty link at work, at least use protection.

Toad Software, a software consulting agency based in virtual offices outside Reading and in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, has created a get-out-of-jail free card for soliciting thin-skinned co-workers with dirty Web sites behind shortened URLs.

Well, kinda.

isNSFW is a URL shortener that allows users to submit links and classify them by four levels of obscenity: offensive, gore, nudity and XXX (pictured above).

“Everyone’s doing these URL shortening services, but you have no idea what you’re going to when you click one. You have to rely on the person,” Co-founder Eli Gassert says.

“We wanted to provide a URL shortener but give them a heads up, a professional courtesy, if it’s not safe for work.”

After clicking a link parsed by isNSFW, a recipient can ably decide how much their job is on the line by viewing a coded image warning and the full URL before following the link.

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Still, enter at your own risk, lest you forget that you’re possibly dialing into a porn site on the office IP. Trust us: we can’t afford your wrongful termination suit.

Organizations: Toad Software
People: Eli Gassert
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