Another great URL tool–LinkBunch

Found another great URL tool. Basically, this is how it works. If you want to send a person a bunch of links, you can send them one link which will open all the links you atached to the one “big” link. Click here for more information about this tool.

A link bunch is just that – a bunch of links. Often you find several links on the web that you want to share on services such as instant messengers (Google Talk, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, etc.) or microblogging platforms such as Twitter (which has a 140-character limit) and Pownce (which only has one link field). With LinkBunch, you take all those links and put them into one “bunch”, which is just one single link–which looks like a TinyURL or SnipURL link–and give that around instead. Saves space, looks cleaner and saves a few bytes of bandwidth! 🙂

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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.