What is ucla.in?

ucla.in is a service, similar to tinyurl.com, that allows users to shorten a long link, share it, and then track the resulting usage, while keeping the ucla name as part of the link. While other link-shortening services exist such as http://bit.ly, only ucla.in keeps the ucla name as part of the link.

For example, you can use ucla.in to turn this long link:

http://map.ais.ucla.edu/portal/site/UCLA/menuitem.b67ecc2ab4bd59c1ae13e110f848344a/?vgnextoid=38b9f9c37ed01210VgnVCM100000e1d76180RCRD

Into this:

http://ucla.in/92d9Sz

This makes it easier to include the link in an email or Twitter post without it breaking or taking up too much space.

For more info, go to: http://ucla.in and especially look at their FAQ

Update: There is now an API for programmers to use this. See http://www.ucla.edu/uclain/docs/api/ Thanks to Matthew Geddert and the Office of Residential Life for taking the time to create and debug the API.