Cloud: TinyUrl.com

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Explaining something to customers on the phone is hard enough, much more if you need to ask the customer to access a certain web page. Try giving this URL “http://www.llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysili
ogogogochuchaf.org.uk” to your customer. wft! ryt?

Here’s a web site that I always use and never fail to solve the problem when you need to provide a long URL over the phone.

You can use the www.TinyURL.com web site.

Just type or paste the very long URL on the “Enter a long URL to make tiny:” box, then click on the “Make TinyURL!” button to shorten the web address. As a test I shorten the longest URL in the world and changed it into a common 25 character long web site.
From “http://www.llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysili
ogogogochuchaf.org.uk” we where able to shorten it to http://tinyurl.com/9klbs“.

You can also specify an alias to use in place of the random code that is generated by the web site, again used the URL “http://www.llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysili
ogogogochuchaf.org.uk“then used the alias teknikal, so that resulting tinyurl is “http://tinyurl.com/teknical

Not only that you can use this site as a tool at work, you can also use this if you are twitterring… yeah… you can use this on Twitter, since we all know you can only use 140 character messages per post on Twitter.

Last modified: May 15, 2009

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