How many times have you come across a great Web site that you want to send to a friend, and the darn URL is so long that it ends up breaking in pieces all over your email message, making it very inconvenient for the person who receives it to open? This happened to me a LOT before I learned about the many ways you can shorten those humongous URLs - here's five that you can try out right now.
- Tinyarro.ws - Shortest URLs on Earth
- bit.ly, a simple url shortener
- is.gd URL Shortener
- tr.im your URLs
- Tiny URL - create a shorter link
All of these nifty tools work exactly the same way: just copy and paste that huge URL you're trying to send into the specified area, click enter, and the tool magically presents you with a MUCH shorter version of the URL you were just looking at. Now you can copy and paste that link and send it to a friend without worrying that they won't be able to open it - pretty cool!
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