Monday, March 23, 2009
Long URLs are difficult to email as some software will truncate the url when it gets word-wrapped to the next line... thus making it less easy for the recipient. Also, twitter services limit the number of characters making some URLs un-twitable.
Technical Lists Website put together a nice compilations of the services that can shorten a long url down to a tiny url. Lab Rats also did a great video of several url services and the pluses and minues of each service.