What is a URL shortening and redirection service

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used for? I tried to download something and it asked to click a service, or link (safeurl.eu).
 

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A picture is worth a thousand words so the saying goes..... tinyurl link
 
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Interesting. However, I never considered an url as being "too large" or onerous to copy+paste, but I'll back out of this discussion as I know not much about programing.
 

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There are some URLs that are ridiculously long and shorteners make sense. However, the REAL reason that shorteners even came into existence is because of Twitter..
 

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They're also useful if you want people to be able to type them in by hand. I used a URL shortner to create an easy URL to type in for a flyer I was producing.
 
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It just shortens your long url, if you have a really long URL and it doesn't seem right to use it in your post , article then you can use a short URL instead to save the space and it will also look better. There are plenty of URL shortening services out there like bitly.com , tinyurl.com etc...
 
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