Image via WikipediashortText.com is a simple tool to post text online, with minimum fuss. No sign ups, no sign in, just instant web presence for your information. Here are some great scenarios for using Short Text
Don’t have a website? Don’t want a blog? Want to share a piece of code…perhaps a recipe? Just paste your text below and click ‘Create URL’! shortText.com now supports direct linking to your images and video.
I created one here with them, with a bought URL from them http://www.shorttext.com/forwardsteps You don’t need to buy your own URL, however it is handy for me to have one for Forward Steps. Only $2 per year and easy to save and update etc.
Any URL which is generated with the “Make it private” box checked will not appear in shortText.com’s search results/Top views/Latest views and RSS feeds.
No emails are stored in the database when you forward the URLs to your friends through the website’s “Email” link.
In case you don’t want to share the information you post here with everyone, you can lock it with a ‘key’ of your choice and give the URL and key to the people who are privy to this information. Locked text will not appear in search results.
These people also created Twitzer, a Firefox extension which lets you post text longer than 140 characters on Twitter.com. It can also convert TinyURL.com links to actual links so that you are sure what link will open.
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