What does URL shortening websites do exactly?

I’m just curious. What are shortening websites? I actually thought it has something to do with bread and baking, like those things you put on cake. Can anyone tell me what it is exactly?
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asked Mar 9, 2013 in Networking by barbara (130 points)

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They are used to make URL's shorter for sharing via emails or Twitter

On Twitter you have a character limit, hence it is useful to shorten your URL

I hope this answers your question
answered Mar 11, 2013 by oliversk (14,600 points)
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