New Tool: URL Shortener

As if the world needed another “make a shorter link” tool.

http://www.rapp.org/url/

I prefer not to use 3rd party services for this kind of stuff because you never know when makeashorterlink.com or tinyurl.com will go down for the count. Or when the service will go to hell. Or, more realistically, when they’ll start charging for their services.

I suppose URL shorteners are so common now that they can’t charge money. But they can resort to banner ads, pop-up ads, or require registration. At that point, any emails or web links that go through them are fubar’d.

Plus, when sending out shortened URLs to others, I prefer to send them links from my own domain. Those who are less technically inclined won’t have to worry about what’ll happen if they click on a link to some web site they’ve never heard of.

So there it is.

Party on, Wayne.

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