Frequently Asked Questions

How do I email a long link to someone without it breaking?

We've created a service that allows you to create shorter "shortcut" urls to pages with unwieldy web addresses. It's called go.carleton, and here's how to use it:

  1. Go to the page with the long web address, and copy its url.
  2. Go to go.carleton.edu and paste the url into the form there.
  3. Go.carleton.edu will generate a short url (like go.carleton.edu/7c9) that will be easier to paste into emails, and which will act as a shortcut to the page with the long url.
If the page is one of yours, you might want to think about trimming down its url instead of using go.carleton.edu. Here's how.
  • Matt Ryan, 19 July 2004
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