Click here. I’m sure the link is safe.

Am I the only one who hates these things? Here is an example of a link:

Shortened version:
Where it takes you:

I am particularly cautious about the links that I click. These shortened links obfuscate the true place you are going and make it impossible to tell beforehand what the end location is going to be. They are almost as bad as online ads I never clink on those on purpose). Those ads shows a thousand proxy servers as the location of where the link is taking you instead of the actual destination.

These shortened links are used with great gusto across the twittersphere. Do we think someone might use these for nefarious purposes? My guess is yes.

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