Expand Those Short URLs Before Clicking

From PC Mag (Larry Seltzer)

Just when we were getting the point across that you need to be careful about what links you click on, along comes the new phenomenon of shortened links through redirection services, making it that much harder to be careful. There are products and services that can help though.
The success of these services has been driven mostly by Twitter, whose 140 character limit on posts makes it important for links to be as short as possible. The fact remains that when you click on a shortened link you don’t know where you will end up. Read the full story [pcmag.com]

Just when we were getting the point across that you need to be careful about what links you click on, along comes the new phenomenon of shortened links through redirection services, making it that much harder to be careful. There are products and services that can help though.

The success of these services has been driven mostly by Twitter, whose 140 character limit on posts makes it important for links to be as short as possible. The fact remains that when you click on a shortened link you don’t know where you will end up. Read the full story [pcmag.com]

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