Re: How to make short urls. Was 20 Things To Know .....
From: Linda Hobbet (coholindahobbet.com)
Date: Tue, 7 Jan 2020 12:09:52 -0800 (PST)


On 1/7/2020 3:06 PM, Linda Hobbet wrote:
Ways to shorten urls.

There are two simple ways to make shorter urls for inclusion in email, or wherever long ones are cumbersome.

1) Many long urls have information appended on the end that you don't need to get to the site. Look for a question mark ("?") and delete it and everything after it. Now reload to test. Ninety-nine percent to the time the shortened url will still take you to where you want to go.

Example: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/20/movies/little-women-inspirations.html?mc=aud_dev&ad-keywords=auddevgate&subid1=TAFI&ad_name=INTER_20_XXXX_XXX_1P_CD_XX_XX_SITEVISITXREM_X_XXXX_COUSA_P_X_X_EN_FBIG_OA_XXXX_00_EN_JP_NFLINKS&adset_name=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nytimes.com%2F2019%2F12%2F20%2Fmovies%2Flittle-women-inspirations.html&campaign_id=23844139834030063&fbclid=IwAR1KGHTd5D-skq4aLUmg5gLQpuXv0uslsArk2iD-I8aFi5Nbc401MxI1w3o

becomes https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/20/movies/little-women-inspirations.html

2) Copy the url and got to https://tinyurl.com/. Paste the long url into the box, enter, and it will give you a short one that goes to the same place. The above long monster becomes *https://tinyurl.com/ygspbchx*.

I hope this helps

Linda Hobbet *

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It was formatted as a list of 20 links to articles but the URLs
were 1000+ byte long tracking URLs which are unreasonable to
show in a text based media like Cohousing-L.


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