Like with Twitter, these web tools help shorten a long URL and make it easy on the eyes. Twitter’s micro-blogging made is necessary to cut down on the number of characters a URL would use. Emailing or posting links can get a bit messy. So, shortening a web address has become somewhat necessary. Some of the services below allow for customizable URL’s and tracking services determine the number of times it was used.
If you perform a search for URL shorteners, you will soon notice that there are several services out there. But these are some of the most popular and/or reliable. After finding this to be a fairly necessary web tool for techie-teachers, I found a blog post on the 11 Tools to Shorten URLS by Lee Odden. So, if you want more information, find it on the web. It’s out there. Then, share the ed-tech tools you locate with a tiny URL.
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