As Twitter thrives, so do the URL compressors

06/1/2009 | Forbes

URL compressors such as and TinyURL have taken off along with Twitter and its 140-character limit. The services save space, but they risk enabling spammers to hide their unsavory links and leaving a trail of broken links if they fail, experts say. Of course, if brevity isn't your goal, you could instead translate your ugly links into the words of Charles Dickens via

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