Previewing bit.ly Links

What I learned today: if you want to see where a bit.ly link points, without actually looking at the page, append a plus sign to the URL. That is, if someone points you at http://bit.ly/abcde, then http://bit.ly/abcde+ will give you the long URL.

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One Response to Previewing bit.ly Links

  1. Notires says:

    TinyURL did this a while ago. Very good & safe idea. They replaced WWW with Preview, as in Preview.TinyURL.Com/whatever_it_is, and it gave the link name spelled out so you knew what was coming. Nice feature.

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