Joni, very interesting. It makes one wonder what all those unnecessary letters and numbers in an url are for. Thanks for the find.
-----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.
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:
has a length of 88 characters and resulted in the following TinyURL which has a length of 24 characters:
I have also heard of something called SnipURL but have never looked for that website.