How to Shorten Long URLs

Did you ever want to send somebody a link to a web page, but the URL for the page was very very long?  There is a simple way to convert a long URL into a tiny URL.  Just copy the URL, go to http://tinyurl.com, paste the long URL into the box, click the make tiny url icon and copy the URL generated by Tiny URL.

I could copy and paste the below URL into a Word document or an email, but why not convert it into a tiny url.

Normal URL:  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/9253250/Rochdale-grooming-trial-Police-accused-of-failing-to-investigate-paedophile-gang-for-fear-of-appearing-racist.html

Tiny URL:  http://tinyurl.com/7xjczdy 

Go to http://tinyurl.com and bookmark it so you can easily convert long URLs in a matter of seconds.

Another site that does the same thing as TinyURL is Bitly found at http://bitly.com/.

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