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December 04, 2005



Speaking of these "URL-shorteners", a very practical one for the control-freak is http://elfurl.com :

Besides the obvious shortening of the URL, this service prodives access-statistics for each URL, so you can check if/how many people visited that one, great link you shared with them :)

Oh, and thanks for the great tips.


Morgan McLintic

Garr - thanks for taking the time to review our presentations and to point your readers to them. I'm glad you like the delivery using timed Flash linked to the video. For seminars like this it opens them up to a broader, time-shifted and geographical audience.

Take your point on the PPT visuals reinforcing the message. There is a comfort-factor in having several bullets on the screen, which I try to avoid - but it's a constant battle. Thanks for the feedback.


snipurl.com (or if you want it even shorter - snurl.com) provides tracking stats too.


>I'm glad you like the delivery using timed Flash linked to the video. For seminars like this it opens them up to a broader, time-shifted and geographical audience.

I love the format! The video is so easy to scroll through on the fly. Really well done. And, yes, it sure opens up the presentation to a lot more than just the 80 live in attendance. I hope to see more of this kind of presentation online. Thanks, Morgan! -G


Just another option to shorten URLs.

Bill Harris

Good blog, Garr...anything one can do to improve presentations we deliver (and sit through!) is worthwhile.

As for ways to create shorter URLs, I rather like http://makeashorterlink.com/ . It produces a shorter link as do others, but it has one distinct advantage. When I go to a short link made by the others, I don't really know where I'm going until I get there. http://makeashorterlink.com lets me see the real URL for a few seconds before going there, so I have the opportunity to bail out if it's not really what I want. Check it out (and I'm not affiliated with them at all except for being a happy user).


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