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Re: Social Networking Sites--Anyone use them?

Hi Angela,

Here's how TinyURL works.

If you want to send a link to someone and it's a zillion characters long; Tinyurl will shrink that URL down to about 25 characters.

Check out this URL:;id=1677

If you go to and enter the above url in the box, it will generate a new URL like this:

As you can see it's much shorter and it will lead you to the same place. We all have seen long URLs that wrap to a second line which are a pain to copy n' paste. TinyURL to the rescue!

That's why you see it a lot on Twitter, since you only have 140 characters to work with.

Hope this helps!

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18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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