What is go.osu.edu? It is an Ohio State branded URL shortening service that allows a web page with a long URL (http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/SportSelect.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=17300&SPID=10408&KEY=) to be accessed using a very short URL, (http://go.osu.edu/Sc) in addition to the original.
Why use go.osu.edu? Shortened URLs are easier to include in print publications and on social media sites. Unlike free URL shortening services which hide the authority of a web site, Go.OSU creates shortened URLs with the authority of the Ohio State brand.
How to use:
- Copy the text of a full URL
- Go to: go.osu.edu
- Paste in the full URL
- Click Go!
- Copy the shortened URL, use as needed
- Add a custom alias if desired
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