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Itsy-Bitsy, Teenie-Weenie URLs Ain't So Stringy

Meet Kevin Gilbertson -- a clever young Web developer from Minnesota. Kevin created a site called TinyURL.com two years ago. The free service takes those annoyingly long urls (the kind you might find on web-generated map sites, newsgroups, etc.) and converts them into a cute little link that fits in your browsers address bar with enough space to write a sonata (okay, we're exagerating...but you get the point.)

So we decided to test it. On our homepage we have a link on the lower right-hand side for our Network Computing White Paper spotlight on Veritas:

http://as.cmpnet.com/event.ng/Type=click&FlightID=19849&AdID=
30635&TargetID=977&Segments=1249,1411,3108,3448&Targets=977,2625,
2878&Values=34,46,51,63,77,82,90,100,140,222,227,279,382,442,618,
656,940,1184,1266,1388,1716,1767,1785,1901,1925,1935,1936,1970,2299
,2310,2326,2352&RawValues=&Redirect=http://ad.doubleclick.net/clk;
7064623;8776123;n%3Fhttp://www.veritas.com/offer%3Fa_id%3D4692

We ran it through TinyURL.com, and lo and behold, the new URL became -- http://tinyurl.com/2ncv6

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