I know I am. I have noticed the serious growth in URL(Web Address) Shortening Services like bit.ly, Tinyurl, and etc..

Sure I agree there are some seriously long URL (Web Address’s) out there and these great services allow us to post these links via copy and paste to our favorite social media hubs.

The question is do we trust everyone else’s links? Especially when everyone else’s PC seems to be getting virus’s from these type of URL’s?

Here is a simple way to check those urls are bad or have been reported as malicious.

http://www.urlvoid.com/

Here is a way to expand those url’s and preview them before you click on them.

http://www.prevurl.com/

Here is a way to see the URL expanded.

http://longurl.org/

 

These three links can help you be more safe and vigilant when surfing the web and using the social web sites.

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