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Tracking tiny url analytics using tr.im

Tiny URLs, what are they?

Tiny URLs are a facility to take a long url, lets take this blog post for example http://www.surfthedream.com.au/blog/Archives/may-2009/tracking-tiny-url-analytics-using-tr.im, enter it into a text box and magically watch it transform into something smaller but albeit unreadable http://tr.im/luzK.

Why use Tiny URLs?

A lot of people are using twitter these days, I myself am running 2 accounts and contribute to a third when I can.

While it’s a blessing to be able to get your message across quickly and informally, sometimes it can be tough to fit everything you need within the 140 characters, and especially if you’re also providing a link for further reading or a tutorial you might be plugging.

So what is the solution?