Thursday, April 26, 2007

url shorteners

I've been using TinyURL for years, and find it extremely useful for shortening long and hard-to-email urls that are typically generated by cms websites. Tiny URL has a Firefox plugin that puts a "create TinyURL for this page" option on your right mouse button. It also has a "create TinyURL for this link" option, which is useful when you want to create a TinyURL for a page without clicking through to it. Another url shortener - which also offers a Firefox plugin - is dwarfURL In addition to shortening urls it also boasts a useful feature allows you to monitor the number of clickthroughs a particular url generates.