Hope rowal5555 doesn't mind if I add to the excellent(and wise
) you come across shortened links like, http://bit.ly/eYZYtd
, then you can copy the link, go to http://longurl.org/
, paste the copied link and see what the actual url is.
If you're using Firefox or Pale Moon
(an optimized for windows version of Firefox
) you might want to make use of one of these add-on(s):Long URL Please ModXpnd.it! short URL expander
If you're not using Firefox/Pale Moon, a good alternative would be the Long URL Please
It's good to know where you're going.