OK – so what is a tiny URL, and why would I ever have a need to have one? Well – have you ever been on a website that you thought it was interesting enough to share with others? So you right click to copy the link – when you paste it into an email or a document, you realize it wraps so long the hyperlink either breaks, or it doesn't copy and paste correctly into a document.
In comes Tiny URL. Tiny URL makes a small, 26 character web address out of a long one.
Simply go to http://tinyurl.com – you will see a space to copy and paste your long URL into:
After you paste the URL into the "Enter a long URL to make tiny" field, press the "Make TinyURL!" button.
Your new URL is listed – you can cut and paste this new, short, URL into the location you wish (email, document, Twitter, Facebook, etc.) and it will open the intended website.
Want a handout? tinyurlpdf.pdf