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Old 29-04-2011, 07:26 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Want to know where the short url goes to?

Well. I for one sure do want to know exactly where a short url leads to before even thinking of going there.

So I googled a bit and came across URL X-Ray (urlxray.com)
Just feed it the short url and it will look it up for you.

Or you could grab the bookmarklet that allows for a javascripted window on top of any site so you can check those nasty short url's on the go.

Don't get surprised by nasty shortened url's, use the tools that snif it out.



Disclaimer: I am NOT affiliated with that site in any way, I just HATE short url's
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Old 29-04-2011, 08:54 AM   #2
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I'm not a fan of those short links too, nice stuff.
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Old 29-04-2011, 09:25 PM   #3
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If you're against short URLs you're against progress! :P
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Old 30-04-2011, 02:23 PM   #4
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How else am I meant to "accidentally" link people to shock porn?
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Old 30-04-2011, 03:38 PM   #5
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http://tinyurl.com/4m6eoes
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Kugarfang: o hai guiz im trying to find this techno song from the radio and it goes like this:

DUN duuuunnnn dudududududun SPLOOSH duuunnnnn


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Old 30-04-2011, 03:42 PM   #6
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its funny because i posted a tinyURL and you don't like tinyURL's.
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DUN duuuunnnn dudududududun SPLOOSH duuunnnnn


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Old 02-05-2011, 01:12 PM   #7
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Not so much 'progress' as 'twitter' :P
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Old 02-05-2011, 01:55 PM   #8
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Well Twitter has its own shortener t.co, and when you tweet one of those Twitter displays the true link abridged (for example "www.abandonia.com/vbull..."). Although t.co is designed to be used only by the tweet button, it's very easy to "hack" the URL API:

Code:
http://twitter.com/share?url=%s
Replace "%s" with any URL. I've stored it as an Opera "search engine", so I type "tweet ..." into the address bar--or rather I type "tweet " in front of any URL I'm at and want to tweet--and presto. BTW there's little point in using t.co outside a Twitter post, only there it has the advantage of seeing the true link.
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