Friday, July 13, 2007

Trying out tinyurl

So I finally tried out tinyurl which is just what the name implies! It's a free website which helps you take your long URL and automatically replace it with a "tiny" one! I had heard about it but never tried it until now. I even was able to drag a "tinyurl" button onto my browser link toolbar so when I was at the webpage I wanted to convert all I had to do was click on the link and the tinyurl was created automatically. Then all I did was follow the instructions right there on the webpage and copy the new URL which in this case was a link to the presentation I mentioned previously that I created using and can now be found using the new tinyurl at So now, if you click on the link, you'll go directly to the webpage that previously was represented by:


Your highly dedicated instructor said...

Hi, Barry,

I lurk a lot on various lists and always appreciate your input. I got to this post following your experiment with Pageflakes -- that seems as if it might work well. But to the point here -- have you tried snipurl? If you register, you have the option of naming the shortened url to something memorable. See, for example, or

barryb said...

Thanks a lot for the suggestion. I'll try it out!