What can be really, really long, but is best when really, really short?

What were some of you thinking?    I’m shocked  🙂

The trouble with internet addresses is how long they’ve become.  Especially if you try to stay organised.   Now, if you’re sending an email then it doesn’t really matter if the internet address takes up 5 lines, but if you’re in conversation with people, saying:

“grahamquince (all one word) dot wordpress dot com”

is a lot longer than:

“tinyurl slash gqblog”

OK, granted, https://grahamquince.wordpress.com/ does not take up much more room than http://tinyurl.com/gqblog 

but  this:


is a lot shorter than


“How is this trickery performed?”  You gasp in amazement.  “Why”, I declare, “through the website, tinyURL.com!”

TinyURL's logo 

 There are other shortening services, but I’ve found Tiny and really like it.  It’s quick and easy and if your chosen shortcut is already taken, then if generates another (albeit fairly useless) alternative.   And it doesn’t stop you from trying another shortcut for the same address. 

Useful, free and easy to use.   Three adjectives everybody likes.

One Response to TinyURL

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