Bit.ly, the web’s most popular link shortening service (thanks in big part to Twitter’s semi-official endorsement), has added the ability to quickly short-link pictures and other files through a partnership with media-sharing site yfrog.
In other words, if you’ve got a picture, video, or Flash file on your system you want to quickly share with the web or friends, but you don’t want to take the time to separately upload it to a service, grab the URL, then shorten it, a direct upload to bit.ly might be the fastest way to get there. To do so, head to the bit.ly web site and click the “Link to a file” link below the main URL entry bar.
It’s more useful if you’ve got bit.ly set up as a quick bookmark, and you have to be okay with the link being potentially accessible to everyone. Either way, using one service to do two things is a nice little time saver, and bit.ly is free to use for this service.