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Shortened URLs and QR Codes

You’ve seen them before; probably on Twitter, if not other places: the cryptic shortened URLs.  Generally speaking, these are short links to sites with long names.  Services such as bit.ly, tinyurl.com, and the (mostly defunct) goo.gl will take the long URL and create a shortened version.  The result is something that looks like this: https://bit.ly/2HSe5in. READ MORE