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Tiny URL

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

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:

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After you paste the URL into the "Enter a long URL to make tiny" field, press the "Make TinyURL!" button.

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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