We've talked a bit in the past about URL shorteners and how they can save space -- or wreak havoc. It's really all about trust, right? We've used third-party shorteners like before, and since then we've been using Google's own shortener, Now we've got our own.

From here on out, if you see a link to (it's phones, get it?), you can rest assured that it's from us. Actually, it's from any one of the Mobile Nations sites, which comprises Android Central, CrackBerry, WPCentral, iMore and webOS Nation.

So when will you see a link? Most likely it'll be on a service like Twitter or, where characters are at a premium. So instead of, you'll see -- or something even shorter.

Nobody knows phones better the members of Mobile Nations, and is just one more way we're continuing to improve Android Central, the Mobile Nations network, and life on Earth in general. Enjoy!