More – Learning Which Shortened URLs Are Safe

  • March 19, 2010

Resolves.meI have seen enough URL shorteners around so as to know that not having a single tool that serves that purpose and which is the “official” one for everybody has led to trouble. If you are lucky, when clicking on a shortened link you are directed to a site that had nothing to do with what you were looking for.

And if you are unfortunate, you end up infecting your computer. In any case, I recall reading a recent study in which it was concluded that (if anything) URL shortneres slow down the Internet unnecessarily.

Still, they are around and that is not going to change anytime soon. Bearing that in mind, having tools like this one at hand is a good idea. lets you know where it is that any shortened URL will take you, effectively putting an end to landing somewhere you wouldn’t get nowhere near otherwise.

Putting this service into motion does not necessitate you create an account beforehand – you simple paste the suspecting link and off you go. Maybe an option to save your searched links could be added sometime down the line – that would give it all an even more professional finish.

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