For years Tinyurl had been the preferred choice when it came to shortening long URL’s. Over the last couple of years Tinyurl has been pushed a side by Ow.ly and Bit.ly two of the most popular URL link shorteners to date. They will now have to make room for the newly introduced YouTube Video URL shortener. Google has launched this link shortener exclusively for shortening YouTube Video URL’s.
Many people are concerned about were a shortened URL will lead them, new YouTube URL shortener offers a less suspicious alternative to sending people to your YouTube videos.
A normal YouTube URL looks like http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lL6QA23VLyc and can now be shortened by replacing the ‘http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=’ with ‘http://youtu.be/’ which looks like this: http://youtu.be/lL6QA23VLyc the shorter URL redirects to that particular video.
Bizarre Promotions, Inc