[conspire] even though I install an add-on to create a tiny url in Firefox, the add-on is not available

Ruben Safir ruben at mrbrklyn.com
Wed Dec 23 13:36:48 PST 2009

On Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 12:48:44PM -0800, Don Marti wrote:
> begin Darlene Wallach quotation of Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 12:28:49PM -0800:
> > Any suggestions as to how I can generate short urls?
> Bad idea.  Requires both the URL-shortening site
> and the destination site in order to work.  One more
> thing to go wrong.  And when the whole "short URL"
> trend winds up and the spammers/squatters get a hold
> of the URL shortener domains, you just retroactively
> sent out a bunch of links to spam.

Copy the material to your local webserver with a shorter URI

Thats what I do.



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