Shorten links for social networks: Monday Productivity Pointers

Published by | Monday, September 16th, 2013
Working with URL shorteners

Explore Monday Productivity Pointers at lynda.com.

Have you ever found yourself frustrated after pasting a URL into your Twitter update and finding there’s only a few characters left for your post? Well, I have good news: There’s a simple solution that lets you have your cake and eat it, too.

In this week’s tutorial, I’ll cover what a URL shortening service can do for you, introduce some of the shortening services and the options they provide, and explain some reasons you’d want to consider using a URL shortener to begin with.


In the second, members-only video, I’ll go into further detail on a popular URL shortening service called Bit.ly, and what makes it stand out from the others. Check back next week for another Productivity Pointer!

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