The web and social media sites have become filled with short URLs over the last couple of years. They’re all over social media sites such as Twitter. Many applications like TweetDeck, even automatically shorten them. The problem is, you never really know what’s behind that shortened URL. It could be an affiliate link, a link to a legitimate site, or it could be something a little more malicious. Using Decryptlinks will help you see what’s on the other side of the shortened link. With over 400 different short URL providers, it’s almost impossible to know which ones spammers are using.
The idea of URL shortening dates to at least 2001.The first notable URL shortening service, TinyURL, was launched in 2002. Its popularity influenced the creation of at least 100 similar services. Short URLs make sharing websites links and other media on Social Media sites, email or forums quite easy and convenient. Short URLs also save space while sending messages. If you use Twitter or Facebook or any other Social Network, you must be quite familiar with short URLs. There are several tools available for different browsers, to generate short URLs. However, I have always found that having such a frequently
There was a time that people use to bid thousands of dollars for killer domain names and my how the times have changed. Now with the URL Shortening Services revolution -we have bids for shorter domain names – the shorter the better. Google has just jumped the bandwagon and stated its own URL Shortening service at Goo.gl. Is there any area on the Internet where Google isn’t present? You never know what projects go on in the office at Mountain View, CA, but with each new project they push the web towards better innovation. This new service Goo.gl, isn’t available