Everybody loves to share links with the various URL shorteners out there, however – when you do click one of these links the problem is you have no clue where you are really going. LongURL.org is looking to fix that problem and has two neat tools to help you get it done.
The LongURL Mobile Expander lets you expand those links no matter where you are at. By default, you would paste the link into the LongURL.org web site to find out where you are going. You can build this into your browser though if you pick up either the Firefox extension for it or the Greasemonkey script. Both will give you the true URL when you hover over the shortened link.
- Download the LongURL Mobile Expander Add-on for Firefox
- Download the LongURL Mobile Expander Greasemonkey Script
Here is a list of the supported services: tinyurl.com, is.gd, ping.fm, ur1.ca, bit.ly, snipurl.com, tweetburner.com, metamark.net, url.ie, x.se, 6url.com, yep.it, piurl.com, and more!
Now you will always know where those tiny URLs are taking you.