Shortened URLs have become commonplace. They make texting and reading a URL aloud much easier. They enable Twitter users to share links that exceed Twitter’s 140 character limit. They are more user-friendly than lengthy URLs that contain directions, descriptions, or hierarchies.
Unfortunately, shortened URLs have allowed some affiliate marketers to cloak their identity and misdirect their visitors. Shortened URLs have also enabled pranksters and phishing scammers to redirect with ease.
What can you do if a tweet or post captures your interest but you don’t know where you’ll end up if you click the shortened URL? Cut and paste it into this cool tool to unhide it.