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 and paste the url into the form there.
  3. will generate a short url (like 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 Here's how.
  • Matt Ryan, 19 July 2004
  • Keywords:, go, shortcut, url, long, short, alias, tinyurl

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