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Shortened URLs for some social sharing, etc.?

Posted: Sat May 29, 2021 2:55 pm
by JamesAnderson
One thing that is still an occasional issue, and that might still be one going forward in some respects, is the matter that some sites count all the characters in a URL in a post, etc., as part of the post.

This is particularly a need when wanting to share General Conference, etc., on those sites, some of the conference talks URLs are sort of longish.

A general practice is to provide a much shortened URL that redirects to the URL for the given resource , talk, or other site. Examples of those in common use are bitly, Tinyurl, Google's shortener, etc. These have a character length of under 20 characters, not the hundred or so on some resources, most are between 50 and 100. Having a shortened URL included at the end of a page or other place associated with it would be a big help in some cases.

They did this in a few cases with 2010's New Era articles, lasted only a short time though but the need going forward might help with member and missionary sharing.