URL shortening

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URL shortening

Converting a long URL name into a short one. Also called "URL redirecting," there are free URL shortening services on the Web that take a long URL and convert it to a short one for publication on a Web page or other venue. When the short URL is clicked, the URL shortening service receives the request and redirects it to the long URL.

Short URLs are widely used to slim down long URLs that are printed in magazines and newspapers to make it easier to type into a browser. They are also used in email, because long URLs sometimes wind up broken into two lines of text at the recipient's end and cannot be clicked as one link. See webloc.

URL Shortening Sites

   www.Bitly.com

   www.Goo.gl

   www.NotLong.com

   www.qURL.com  (Quick URL)

   www.Shorl.com  (Shorlify)

   www.SnipURL.com

   www.TinyURL.com

   www.URLcut.com
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In 2011, Uzbek state railway company, Ozbekiston Temir Yollari, built a short link between Herat and, a town on the Uzbek-Afghan border, and Mazar-i-Sharif, a major city in northern Afghanistan.
In 2011, the Uzbek state railway company, Ozbekiston Temir Yollari, built a short link between Hairatan, a town on the Uzbek-Afghan border, and Mazar-i-Sharif, a major city in northern Afghanistan.
Prior to Anova, this spectrum was typically utilized for campus networks that had very short link distance requirements.
Details of their 'Breakthrough in Cancer Detection & Monitoring' campaign can be found on the Indiegogo crowd funding website using the following short link, igg.
l The situation at the Palace Hotel junction is also similar due to the short link between Al Fateh Highway and Shaikh Isa Avenue where there is heavy traffic demand and interference due to the entries and exists in between.
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They incorporate exclusively short link chain, are 100% proof tested after assembly to twice the Working Load Limit (WLL), and offer a minimum four-to-one safety factor.
From Halewood, a short link on to the old Loop Line could then join up right across Liverpool, linking Netherley, Belle Vale, Broadgreen Hospital and station, Alder Hey Hospital, West Derby old station, Broadway, Norris Green and Long Lane industrial estate.
This process, along with a short link pitch, provides quiet and vibration-free operation, even at high speeds.
The Fasing works was established in 1913 and the company, which is recognised as a leader in chain technology, makes and distributes high quality chains for use with conveyors, coal ploughs, shearers as well as short link calibrated chains for hoists.