FreePint
 Supporting the value of information in your enterprise

FreePint SubscriptionA short look at URL Shorteners

Wednesday, 4th August 2010 Please login top-right to be able to star items

By Martin Belam

Abstract:

Although URL shortening services first started in 2002 with the introduction of tinyurl.com, it is the increasing use of the social media, particularly those with restricted message lengths, that has led to an explosion in their use. Martin Belam looks at how these services work and explores the advantages and disadvantages of using them.

Subscription content:

 

MyFreePint check: Please login so we can check your MyFreePint account

Does your organisation have a FreePint Subscription?

"Yes, we subscribe"

Please login here so that we can check
your access to this item:

Email:
Password:
Forgotten password?  

If this item has been shared with you by someone, we will quickly ask you to set up a free login account for FreePint before returning you to this page to show you the item.

"No, not yet"

Find out more about the benefits of accessing all our premium articles, reports, webinars, communities of practice and consulting, through a FreePint Subscription

 

"Don't know"

Please contact us (or use the 'Text Chat' button at the bottom for immediate assistance) and we'll check if someone in your organisation has already purchased a subscription


 

About this article:


Topic category:

View all topic categories »


Martin Belam is Information Architect for guardian.co.uk. Before joining The Guardian, he worked as an Internet Consultant with organisations like the BBC, Sony, Vodafone and the Science Museum.

Martin also blogs about information architecture and the media at currybet.net and can be found on Twitter as @currybet.

Martin can be reached at martin.belam@freepint.com

More articles by Martin Belam »


« All Subscription Articles




FreePint Topics
Sources: Staying informed and aware
Sources
Technology: Improving information work with technology
Technology
Value: Maximising value for information work and investment
Value