Monday, November 8, 2010

URL Shorteners

Ever been sent a link in an email that is so long it is broken up being sent. You have to spend time cutting and pasting it back to together only to find out it still doesn't work. You try typing it in yourself to see if you can spot the mistake but again nothing.

URL shorteners take a very long link and create a redirect. You create a short URL to take the place of your huge one.

Turn this URL: lly/dp/B003FSUDM4/ref=amb_link_353259562_2?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIK X0DER&pf_rd_s=center-10&pf_rd_r=11EYKTN682A79T370AM3&pf_rd_ t=201&pf_rd_p=1270985982&pf_rd_i=B002Y27P3M
into this TinyURL:
This is also important if young students have to re-type the Website address - short URLs make for significantly less mistakes.

1 comment:

  1. Did you know that you can shorten your links with Shortest and get dollars from every click on your short urls.


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