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Yeah I just don't get tiny URL. At least on TMF. It is definitely more effort:

* You have to go to another site (tinyurl dot com)
* You have to enter the full original URL on that site. Typically I believe people would do a C&P (as
opposed to typing in the long URL).
* You have to generate the small url on that site.
* You have to put the tiny url in the post.
* TMF truncates long urls in a post but the link is still the whole url and goes to the link
location.


If one does the second step (C&P) & post the original url in a post or reply, you're done and people will follow ones links more. If that is what one wants, or are offering to people & one WANTs them to know the information from the small link, why not reduce ones posting efforts by at least 80% and still provide the same info (link):

https://www.vice.com/en/article/wxd5vm/jan-6-organizers-boug...

Aside from just shortening the url, what advantage does a tiny url provide? Maybe they're OK for SMS texting? But here, not so much...

PS: Their site also wants you to sign up for an account (but does look to be able to generate the small url without registering for free), or sign up for a premium type account for $$).
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