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TinyURLs/URL Shortener

Purpose and Addressees of the Service

A URL Shortener creates an alias for long, complicated URLs. This makes it easier to access web pages on smartphones. Short URLs are also popular in microblogging services, where only a limited number of characters are allowed in each message.


A description of this new service, and a motivation for its use, was published in the ZInfo:

Starting the URL Shortener

All UZH members can generate TinyURLs (login with Switch edu-ID).

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