Are URL Shorteners A Necessary Evil, Or Just Evil?

One of the most viral activities on the Web is sharing links. It is fast and easy, and a good way to communicate ideas. What started out as something people did via e-mail and bookmark-sharing services like Delicious, is now moving to Facebook, Twitter, and other social broadcasting services. It is just so much more efficient to share a link once with all your friends and followers than to send it to each one individually.

Source: http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/04/06/are-url-shorteners-a-necessary-evil-or-just-evil/

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