A while ago I heard about TinyUrl.com and thought it was a pretty neat utility for shortening URL’s to paste into emails or other documents. This helps to avoid those really long links that often get broken due to word wraps in emails.
More recently I found SnipUrl.com and it is even cooler. It will keep a catalogue of URLs you have snipped so you can use it as a reference. You can also assign your own nickname to the shortened Url so the new link can have some descriptive quality instead a collection of random numbers and letters.