Length Is Everything

What happens when there is too much URL and too little space? This is a problem all too familiar to Twitter users, who are forced to limit their profound statements to 140 characters or less. Enter the URL Shrinker: a site or application that enables one to shorten those lengthy URLs into a tiny package. I have used both TinyURL and Snurl or SnipURL. But if you would like more options for compacting, check out this nice list of the five top URL Shrinkers from lifehacker. And if you are using FireFox, there is a tool that does the opposite: LongURL will show you the entire URL when you hover over the abbreviated version. So, for those times when length is an issue, improve your stature with one of these useful tools!

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