Sharing Web links to useful information and online articles is commonplace these days. But many Web sites (ours included!) have very long addresses for specific pages, and sometimes these do not copy well into e-mail messages. Perhaps your organization’s Web site is set up the same way. So check outhttp://tinyurl.com. All you have to do is copy and paste the long URL (i.e., Web address), click on “Make TinyURL!” and Voila! it provides you with a shorter address. For example, the standard Web address for my February editorial on social media is
http://www.behavioral.net/ME2/dirmod.asp?sid=&nm=&type=Publishing&mod=Publications%3A%3AArticle&mid=64D490AC6A7D4FE1AEB453627F1A4A32&tier=4&id=6AB4A1DE122644FEBD7B0D762142E980. Boy is that long! And some e-mail programs will “break” it, rendering the link inoperable. So I used TinyURL and can now direct people to
http://tinyurl.com/blx3ru. Even better: It’s a free service. This is a great tool for sharing Web links in your e-mails, newsletters, and other communications.