URL shortener #4: Tiny URL # matchurl

URL shortener #4: Tiny URL # matchurl

19.Oct.2021

Shortening links has become a necessity in the Internet age. All the social media networks, for example, limit their messages to 420 characters or less.

Shortened links are also useful when you're not sure if the destination page is worth your time. If it turns out to be useless, you can just delete the short URL without ever having visited the actual site.

URL shorteners like Tinyurl are nothing new; other popular generics include bitly and goo.gl. But Tinyurl stands out from its competitors because it's simple and free to use with no registration required whatsoever.   

The site itself isn't going to win any design awards, but who cares? It does everything you need: create a tiny new URL. Customization is possible without logging in, making it an efficient option when you're in a rush to share the latest episode of your MasterChef Junior podcast.

One cool feature here: you can add TinyURL to your browser toolbar, so you can create shortlinks for whatever site you're currently on.

More generally, this means links are now used across all sites and social media networks like never before. I wouldn't be surprised if these shortened URLs eventually become the de facto standard.

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The main advantages of using URL shorteners are convenience and speed. Although they don't affect access speed (TinyURL works exactly like its competitors), they do reduce e-mail clutter by keeping lengthy links to a few letters or numbers. And if you do decide to stop using a certain service, deleting the corresponding link is much faster than having to remember and enter an entire website address.

Finally, URL shorteners make it easier to access any site at any time from your mobile device. Mobile browsers may not display all characters properly, which can prevent proper redirecting of links; this problem doesn't exist with TinyURL because all you have to do is type in a letter or number sequence without special symbols.

 

Tiny URL (#4) - Article text

Shortening links has become a necessity in the Internet age. All the social media networks, for example, limit their messages to 420 characters or less.

Shortened links are also useful when you're not sure if the destination page is worth your time. If it turns out to be useless, you can just delete the short URL without ever having visited the actual site.

URL shorteners like Tinyurl are nothing new; other popular generics include bitly and goo.gl.

 

But Tinyurl stands out from its competitors because it's simple and free to use with no registration required whatsoever.   

The site itself isn't going to win any design awards, but who cares? It does everything you need: create a tiny new URL. Customization is possible without logging in, making it an efficient option when you're in a rush to share the latest episode of your MasterChef Junior podcast.

-Commercial information: the site itself isn’t going to win any design awards, but who cares? It does everything you need: create a tiny new URL. Customization is possible without logging in, making it an efficient option when you’re in a rush to share the latest episode of your MasterChef Junior podcast. One cool feature here: you can add TinyURL to your browser, so you can create shortlinks for whatever site you’re currently on.

 

Tiny URL (#4) - Commercial information

Shortening links has become a necessity in the Internet age. All the social media networks, for example, limit their messages to 420 characters or less.

Shortened links are also useful when you're not sure if the destination page is worth your time. If it turns out to be useless, you can just delete the short URL without ever having visited the actual site.

URL shorteners like Tinyurl are nothing new; other popular generics include bitly and goo.gl. But Tinyurl stands out from its competitors because it's simple and free to use with no registration required whatsoever.    The site itself

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