[bct] Re: TinyURL

  • From: "Neal Ewers" <neal.ewers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2006 11:45:26 -0600

Joni, very interesting.  It makes one wonder what all those unnecessary
letters and numbers in an url are for.  Thanks for the find.

Neal



-----Original Message-----
From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Joni Colver
Sent: Sunday, January 22, 2006 7:01 AM
To: BCT
Subject: [bct] TinyURL


Yesterday Neal posted a long URL for a site with the specs on an Olympus

recorder.  I thought I would share this site because I have found it
handy 
when posting long URLs.

http://www.tinurl.com

You can enter a long URL into an edit field and it will create a shorter

version so that it won't break up into multiple lines in an email.  You
can 
apparently add this tool to your tool bar in I E but I can't figure out
how 
to do that.

Here is what it did to Neal's link:

TinyURL was created!



The following URL:

http://www.novuscript.com/nsc_prod_spec_.html?ProdID=IWk26CE

0dPSIXOXGosqANOuAn1Pr&fr=cat

has a length of 88 characters and resulted in the following TinyURL
which 
has a length of 24 characters:



http://tinyurl.com/8ocr4


I have also heard of something called SnipURL but have never looked for
that 
website.

Joni 



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