Ask anyone and they'll tell you they'd much rather type this:
rather than this:
Using Twitter? No way do you want to waste your allotment of characters on some big honkin' URL. Enter the shortened URL. It's basically a proxy or index that points to the full or complete URL. There are various options available.
Here are my three favs...
First up, bitly (https://bitly.com/) I probably use this one more than any other strictly out of habit.
So easy, as with all these services, you simply paste in your full URL and Bingo! Out pops your very own shortened URL.
Lastly is goo.gl (https://goo.gl/) ...by now you know the drill.
Now if you look closely at the examples above you see the url contains either "bit.ly", "tinyurl.com", or "goo.gl". If you prefer your short URLs to be branded, you can purchase a short URL domain. (Note: These domains can only be used with shortened URLs.) For example, if I wanted, my short URLs could read something like.
More information can be found here.
So, if there are no further questions, we now return you to your regularly scheduled program, already in progress.
...our journey continues