In order to transform a long and unwieldy url/website address (such as http://suddenlychristian.com/genius/ wonderful/extremelybrilliant adp p.x=300&tdork.y=75&nolife=%252b KZmeiIh6N%2 52bIgpXRP3bylMaN0 …) into the shorter tiny-urls (that look like this: http://tinyurl.com/6xy) that you often see people using in their Facebook and Twitter statuses (statisi?), all you have to do is this:
Cut/save the url you want to shorten;
go to www.tinyURL.com ;
paste your url into the box they make it obvious you’re supposed to;
hit the “make tinyURL!” button;
marvel at the succinctness of your tiny new url/web address!
Even better: You’ll see a bit down the tinyURL.com homepage a place where they make it extremely easy for you to drag a “TinyURL!” button onto your browser’s toolbar. Do that. Afterwards, whenever you have a url that you want to tiny up, all you have to do is bring up that page, hit your tinyURL button, and you’ll instantly be taken to the tinyURL homepage, where your new tinyURL will be waiting for you to cut and paste wherever you want. Couldn’t be easier!
The service is absolutely free (though of course they’d appreciate any donation you’d care to make), and utterly non-intrusive: you’ll never get an email or anything like that from the tinyURL people. I never have.
All right! Groovy like movie in juvey!
Join my growing-less-tiny-everyday Facebook group here.