Sharing web links

It is good to share information about useful websites that you come across. Sometimes the web addresses (URL) of sites, or particular pages on a site, are rather long and contain a variety of strange looking characters. Even when you cut and paste the link into an email, when the recipient of the email receives the link the formatting has been broken and the link does not work.

There are a number of websites where you can paste in the web address of a site and it is converted into a much shorter address which makes it easier to share with others.

One such service is which not only shortens the URL but also produces a QR code. A QR code is an easy way for Smartphones to pick up the address for a website.  Click here to visit the site.

The short URL for this blog, using,  is:

Copy and paste this URL into the address bar of your web browser.
The QR code for this blog is:

If you have a Smartphone with QR software, try scanning the above.

Another URL shortening service is TinyURL. Click here for further information about this service.

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