Project turns URLs into book synopses to promote reading

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Web URLs can be a mess of letters and numbers, which often prompts businesses to use shortening services such as Bitly to make them more presentable — or tweetable. However, a new project believes that the abridged nature of online communication is killing people's desire to read. Turning URL shortening on its head, URLITERATURE is a service that lengthens any web address with text from popular books. Created by Russia-based booksellers RESPUBLICA*, users simply enter the URL they want lengthening at the project's website. They can then choose between titles ranging from classics such as The Complete Sherlock Holmes and…

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