[Videolib] Long URLs in email - one solution

Rick Faaberg (rfaaberg@comcast.net)
Tue, 23 Mar 2004 17:54:08 -0800

> http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00019G4XW/qid=1080068009/sr=8-2
> /ref=pd_ka_2/102-8061146-7392917?v=glance&s=dvd&n=507846

I just wanted to point out that sometimes it's a good idea to "tiny URL"
long URLs like that before including them in email messages.

The above link becomes <http://tinyurl.com/22npa>.

And then I usually include a short e.g. "(Amazon website)" so folks will
know where I'm sending them with the tiny URL.

Example post:

<http://tinyurl.com/22npa> (Amazon website)

More info is available at <http://tinyurl.com/>. There's even a way to add
TinyURL to your browser's toolbar!


Rick Faaberg

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