Useful Tool

Have you ever come across a URL that you dreaded having to type it in the address box? I have many, many times. Sometimes you can remedy this problem by simply bookmarking the page under your bookmarks or favorites on your browser. There are other times in which you don’t want to take the time to go to the bookmarks or favorites to get this link, you just want to be able to type it in. Well, there is a solution to this problem.  The website is http://www.tinyurl.com .  It takes long URLs and converts them into a smaller version, which in the end makes things a whole lot simplier for either yourself or the person you may have sent the link to.

Here is an example I have borrowed from a fellow blogger:

In our catalog system there is link to a James Patterson novel.  The regular URL would be as follows:

http://vulcan.bham.lib.al.us/search?/apatterson%2C+james/apatterson+james/1%2C4%2C334%2CB/exact&FF=apatterson+james&1%2C12%2C/indexsort=-

This can be converted to the following:

http://tinyurl.com/2h68n9

Which would you rather have?

This is a no-brainer for me.

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