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Using a service that let's you set the nice name for your link is not just more readable, as you can often request to track stats on the link to see how many people went to it and when. E.g. http://tiny.cc/drunkhoff Links to an uhm... Not so classy picture of David Hasselhoff. Appending a tilde'~' to the URL takes you to a page that tracks stats (if you ...


Use a human-readable link in anything intended for print. The case sensitivity is only one part of the problem with the short URL. Besides this, it also looks like gibberish, making it hard to remember and enter. There are various ways of generating a human-readable link (presumably you found one already in the Facebook setting). Some URL shorteners ...


I think you're referring to the 'permalink' with the title of the page (generally as a Header tag) as the anchor. Although that doesn't serve much purpose from UX POV or sharing POV (too many 3rd party tools help achieve that), it has a direct relation to SEO.

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