Url shorteners on works cited pages

Published on October 13, 2022

When people write papers, they have to reference other sources. It's important to cite original works so your readers know you've accessed the information you're discussing. However, accessing web pages on a computer or mobile device can consume precious resources. To save time and space, some people shorten links by removing the http:// designation. For example, instead of referring to an article on the National Geographic website, users might shorten it to read: ngo. Shorter urls save time accessing web pages but are difficult to interpret for someone who hasn't read the original article. Additionally, plagiarism monitors shortened urls and can identify referencing issues. Ultimately, shortening links is a commercial practice that some users adopt out of necessity.

Shortened urls save space by redirecting users to a specified web page. For example, if someone wanted to refer to an article about cooking on the National Geographic website, she could shorten it to ngo. This way, whenever someone types ngo into her web browser's address bar, it will take her to the original article. Instead of wasting space referencing an outside webpage, people reference the original article and save space. This is particularly helpful for websites with lots of content; saving space prevents users from being slowed down by excessive referencing requirements.

The fact that shortened urls generate fewer security concerns than original ones makes sense when considering how most people learn about a topic. Most of us start by reading articles on websites we're interested in- and these often have full URLs that don't shorten well. Subsequently, when we're learning new things, we're highly motivated and willing to spend time with either short or long URLs. But once we've internalized the information we want, we can easily forget about it and move on with our lives. In this way, shortening urls makes your information accessible at all times and ensures that everyone can access it regardless of whether they're actively interested in that topic or not.

Shorter urls offer even more benefits for those who want to check for referencing issues in other contexts. For instance, when someone copies and pastes text from online sources into a document, the full URL often gets truncated before it reaches its final destination. To check for possible copying without manually scrolling through every source URL, someone could use shortened urels instead- with positive results! This way, if someone pastes text from a website with a shortened url into a document and forgets where she found the information she's copying from, she'll still be cited correctly as long as she doesn't abbreviate the whole thing!

Many internet users adopt shortened urls for saving space and preventing plagiarism issues. Citing sources helps us understand new topics; using a short url leads to greater credibility because most people learn about new topics through reading original articles first. Additionally, shortened urls make information more readily accessible by preventing users from getting bogged down by excessive referencing requirements. reducing/expanding on ideas that are captured in other places- but accessible at our fingertips via shortened URLs - these latter days have seen great changes in media spin-off technologies like social media and now 'shortened URLs' - allowing us instant access to countless bits of relevant and/or interesting data that was previously inaccessible solely through the traditional 'long URL' paradigm of collecting citations prior to needing said data for writing one's homework assignments!

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