This is a very handy way of communicating a lengthy URL like from some obscure article somewhere and sending it out in minimalist fashion. It’s very useful and free.
“Are you sick of posting URLs in emails only to have it break when sent causing the recipient to have to cut and paste it back together? Then you’ve come to the right place. By entering in a URL in the text field below, we will create a tiny URL that will not break in email postings and never expires.” So check it out why don’t you?