Ok, I thought this was fake when I first heard about it last week. BUT it looks to be true. Youtube now has a URL shortener! Pretty cool! Makes it easier to tweet about of course! Enjoy!
To use youtu.be manually, simply take a URL like http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdeioVndUhs and replace the”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=” with “http://youtu.be/” to get: http://youtu.be/FdeioVndUhs Plug that shorter URL into a browser, and you'll see it redirects to that video.