Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Unshorten That TinyUrl

It's happened to you before.  Someone you follow on Twitter "posts" a link to a website and in order to meet that 140 character limit, they shortened the address with tinyurl, bit.ly or a myriad of other utilities.  And then when you click said link it takes you to a questionable website because their account was hacked.  Or even worse your school has blocked access to the shortened address.  Ever wonder what's really behind that short url?  Well, now you can find out with a utility called Unshorten.  Simply paste in the "short" url in question and in a few seconds after hitting the unshorten button, you will see the link in all it's glory.  Now you can determine if you are still interested in that link and determine if you want to visit the site.
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