Saturday, August 09, 2003 - create short URLs to send in messages. - where tiny is better!

A handy service, though of course if it goes away the URLs will all break. Best used for transient content. Typical use is you want to send a URL to a friend, but email handles it poorly. A very valuable use would be to to tell someone a URL by phone, or transcribe one to a PDA, or write it on paper. Since TinyURLs are of the form:
one could simply write "jiok" and know to reconstruct the url by prefixing

For bookmarking etc. one should store the permanent URL.


PS. Note the web site now uses Google ads. This is an insidiously wonderful scheme that may keep this service viable.

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