Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Shortening URLs

URL redirection has become very popular in this Twitter/SMS age. Since microblogs and text messages limit the character count, sometimes sending a long web address (ie URL - Universal Resource Location) can be hard. Several websites like bit.ly and goo.gl shorten the URL into a smaller URL that you can copy and paste into your email message, tweet or sms. If you create accounts at these sites, you can customize the shorten URL so that it doesn't look like jibberish. If you are using an iPad or iPhone, try the iShortenURLs App or Wel.Ly for iPad.