Use Short URL’s
Long URL’s are not very attractive. They distract from “communicating clearly.” Your note can get lost with the long link. Short links also make it easier to direct people to a webpage when they are not able to click on the link, but rather are typing in the web address (URL).
I use the Chrome extension goo.gl. This places an icon next to the Omnibox (search/address bar) in Chrome.
Right click on the Chrome extension to choose “Options.” Click on the “Grant Access” button to save the short URL’s to your goo.gl account. Note that goo.gl is a service of Google. The goo.gl Chrome extension is NOT created by Google but utilizes the goo.gl API.
Links on a Page
Use Control V to paste the URL into an Email, website, Google Doc or other digital location.
The Chrome extension makes it quick and easy to get a short URL but there are reasons to utilize other services. The extension gives you only one choice for the URL. Zeros, ones, L’s, and S’s can be difficult to interpret. Going to a URL shortening website allows you to create new short URL’s until you like it. Some short URL services allow you to use a word instead of a random string of numbers and letters. For example bit.ly/educhatcalendar is easier to remember than goo.gl/dtz526.