URL shorteners are great. You can take a long URL and make it 6–8 characters, you know the drill.
And the free URL shorteners are pretty nice too! bit.ly is what I used, and it did its job pretty well, but free public shorteners have a few issues:
- Finding the perfect short URL is hard: most of the short ones that make sense, are usually already taken.
- the URLs are hard to update: (and I don’t know if this is a bit.ly specific issue), but you can’t change the URL the short link points to, once it has been…