Make A Shorter Link:
October 19, 2001 3:58 AM   Subscribe

Make A Shorter Link: Very handy for those long, wieldy URLs...
posted by wibbler (9 comments total)

 
And has the side-effect of making links an advert for the service.

Personally I can only think of one use for this - avoiding the "copy and paste" routine when a URL wraps over two lines in an e-mail. But is it worth the hassle of going to another site? I don't think so. Something about this feels a little tacky.
posted by skylar at 4:04 AM on October 19, 2001


metafilter.com/comments.mefi/8916
posted by todd at 4:31 AM on October 19, 2001


it's been worth the hassle for me - i've used it a lot when trying to send 3 'line' urls to newbie-ish friends and workmates who are more likely to give up and say "didn't work" than try and manually assemble the address in their location bar...

also they have a bookmarklet, which will get anyone a thumbs up from me :)

but i have a feeling this might be a double post (and noted when previewing)...
posted by sawks at 4:34 AM on October 19, 2001


works well on unwieldy links too... :p
posted by machaus at 5:14 AM on October 19, 2001


I had the idea for this a year and a half ago...was gonna call it "shrinkalink.com," but I couldn't figure out how to make it work. Sigh.
posted by rushmc at 6:01 AM on October 19, 2001


This isn't much of a solution.
posted by geronimo_rex at 6:51 AM on October 19, 2001


I'm waiting for "Make a Lancelot Link"... I loved that show...
posted by TacoConsumer at 8:15 AM on October 19, 2001


[todd: metafilter.com/comments.mefi/8916]


in other words, http://makeashorterlink.com/?N15E2171. (ducks)
posted by kurumi at 3:59 PM on October 19, 2001


make a shorter link another way.
posted by dhartung at 9:54 PM on October 19, 2001


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