Sunday, November 2, 2014

How to Shorten a URL (Web Address)

Since Twitter runs on 140 characters (including spaces) it is necessary to shorten URLs in every tweet.

I never noticed, but recently learned that there is a shortened URL on one's product page on

If one scrolls down to the "Share" button on the right side, about half-way down the page and clicks, one can see the Amazon version of the shortened URL for a book, for example.

The link to my book, Walk Forward, is and the Amazon version of the shorter URL is 
on the Amazon product page.

There are many programs available to shorten URLs and a great introduction to the field is included at

Happy Shortening!

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