Ever had a URL that looks like this:
http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?ovi=1&mqmaRemember the last time you tried to mail this to someone and the person wrote back saying it did not work ?
Well, i dont know about you but this happens to me all the time. I finally found the answer to my problems !! Heres this site called tinyurl.com which allows you to compress long urls into short ones. For example, the above url shrinks into
Try copy/pasting it into a new browser window, it still works !! Give it a shot
U can try it here with the really long URL that i have put in. Just pick up the new short URL it generates and past it into the browser and viola !! it works exactly like the original.
The site is a free service and uses URL redirection. Way to go !!