Video Fridays #19

For the 19th installment of Video Fridays, I thought I would choose a video that show you how to use URL Shorteners. What is a URL Shortener you say? Wikipedia states “URL shortening is a technique on the World Wide Web where a provider makes a web page available under a very short URL in addition to the original address. For example, the page http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=TinyURL&diff=283621022&oldid=283308287 can be shortened to http://tinyurl.com/mmw6lb.” If you use tools such as Tweetdeck or Seesmic, these are already built into those applications.

And here’s a second video that is newer and explains it well too.


Here is a list of URL Shorteners:

Is.gd – http://is.gd
Trim – http://tr.im
TinyURL – http://tinyurl.com
Bitly – http://bit.ly
Wiurl – http://wiurl.com
Snipr – http://snipr.com/
Cligs – http://cli.gs/
Twirl – http://twirl.at/

If you have a favorite, or one not listed here, please share it in the comments.

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2 responses to “Video Fridays #19

  1. Check your menu for goto URL, Bookmark, type address, look in the User guide for how to enter URL directly or ask your service provider. Url Redirection Service

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