Need to Make a URL Shorter?

Have you ever gone to post a link on Facebook, MySpace or wherever, and noticed that it takes up far too much room? Some places, such as Twitter, limit the number of characters a post can have, so why use up all of your space with a long URL?

We have just developed a URL shortening site. Here’s how it works. Go to http://gumbo.me and paste the long URL in the box. Then click the button and the site will give you a short URL to post instead of the long one. It is free, requires no sign-up and it is lightning fast.

Here’s an example. Suppose you want to post a link to this Yahoo sports story. The Yahoo URL is:

http://sports.yahoo.com/top/news?slug=dw-tyler042209&prov=yhoo&type=lgns

When I use Gumbo.me, I paste the long URL in and get this one in return:

http://gumbo.me//w

Clicking either link takes you to the same place, but the Gumbo.me link is obviously smaller and less cumbersome. The link will never expire.

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