Tiny URL

Did you ever see the words TinyURL in a web address and think “what is that?” I often wondered, and saw it coming up more and more on Twitter. So tonight I got around to looking it up and found a great description on WikipediaTinyURL is a web service that provides short aliases for redirection of long URLs” It basically truncates long URLs with the words TinyURL.

What a great idea! So next time I want to list a URL but it is really long… I will try putting it through the TinyURL website for a truncated URL that looks tidy and is less likely to have transcription errors!

Update: I found another site called Tiny.cc which does the same thing.

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