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?
asked Mar 9, 2013 in Networking by barbara (130 points)

1 Answer

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)