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Heartbleed's biggest threat isn't usernames and passwords -- it's the keys to digital certificates that secure the web.
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Tip 23/50: The Benefits of Link Shorteners
More than just a pretty face link...

You may have seen links that look a bit like this (http://bit.ly/1aJAky3) dotted around in people's posts. Initially they might look alarming and spammy but they're nothing to be afraid of! They are simply links that have been shortened using a shortening service, and there are lots of them (even Google has one!)

► http://goo.gl/
► https://bitly.com/
► http://ow.ly/url/shorten-url
► http://tinyurl.com/
► And many more. As you can probably tell I use Bitly :)

DID YOU KNOW?
In most of the above you can actually customise the link (within reason) to something less spammy looking such as http://bit.ly/googleplus50. However, many custom URLs will be taken already so choose wisely!

WHY USE THEM?
► Shorten links when there are limitations on characters (such as Twitter)
► Turn long, scary links into pretty, short ones!
► Many services also apply tracking on shortened links so you can see how many times they have been clicked.

THE DOWNSIDES
► You can never really tell where you will be taken by clicking the link
► A shortener redirect can sometime mask problem sites. If you have McAfee Site Advisor (or something similar installed) which places green ticks or red crosses next to links depending on how safe the site is - I have noticed that even known problem sites receive a green tick when redirected through a link shortener.
[Disclaimer: I promise to only shorten safe site links!]

So next time you are including multiple links or annoyingly long links in a post, consider using a shortener!

This is just one of many Google+ tips, you can find more tips like this from the #googleplus50 series here: http://www.rickeliason.com/things-to-do-on-google-plus/

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► If you want to expand on this with an additional point or idea, please comment below so others can learn from your awesomeness!

► Additionally, if you want to contribute tip I haven't yet covered in this series, please feel free to ping me and I will credit you if I use it!

#googleplus50 #googleplustips #googleplustip
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Android, Blogger, Freelance Security Consultant
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  • Tech Mahindra
    Software Engineer, 2013 - present
  • Bit-tweaker Technologies
    CEO & Founder, 2012 - present
  • iBuzz Tech
    CEO & Founder, 2012 - 2013
  • Computing tweaks
    CEO & Founder, 2010 - 2012
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Founder, CEO @ Bit-tweaker Technologies
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  • Veerashaiva College
    BCA, 2010 - present
  • cambridge english high school, bangalore
    School, 1995 - 2007
  • ses em school, sirguppa
    School, 2007 - 2008
  • govt(ex-mpl) pu college, bellary
    PUC, 2008 - 2010
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November 30
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