18.627 making shorter links?

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2005 07:09:37 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 18, No. 627.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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         Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2005 07:07:36 +0000
         From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
         Subject: making shorter links?

I've just stumbled on makeashorterlink.com, which promises to provide "a
simple service - when you find a page on the web whose address is too long
to paste into an email or other document, you can use our free service to
generate a shorter, simpler address". The only disadvantage I can see,
apart from adding yet another dependency to the chain, is that the URL will
not tell you directly where you are going. But then a hideously long and
complex URL isn't perspicuous either.

Any experience with this service?


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