Decided to take a break from node-mania and wrote a little app to use nxt aliases as shortened URLs. Take a peak at http://22k.io.
You can use tiny URLs like http://22k.io/UR_ALIAS. Just create an alias and set a proper HTTP or HTTPS uri.
This thread: http://22k.io/bigassnxtthread
Download latest nxt: http://22k.io/downloadnrs
A public node: http://22k.io/publicnode
The goog: http://22k.io/google
Please play around with it and let me know if it works for you. I think this is a great way to use Aliases and draw attention to NXT (once I add some fancy txt to the home page). The site needs a little polish but I figured I'd let y'all go ahead and play with it. I'm working on some more fun alias tricks too.