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[liberationtech] [SPAM:####] Re: Bitly Safety (was Stanford Bitly Enterprise Account)

micah anderson micah at riseup.net
Fri Nov 16 17:01:15 PST 2012


Nick Daly <nick.m.daly at gmail.com> writes:

> On Fri, Nov 16, 2012 at 4:41 PM, Griffin Boyce <griffinboyce at gmail.com> wrote:
>> All URL shorteners have the problem of not being transparent with
>> destination. The risk of this is amplified on places like Twitter,
>> where the shortened version can be copied and pasted numerous times.
>>
>> So I would recommend using a site like unshorten.it (or bit.ly itself)
>> to actually see where a link leads.
>
> Someone should register long.er for stretching links :)

There already is hugeurl.com and
http://www.abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzabcdefghijk.com/
where I have an email address, but most web forms refuse to accept it!

micah



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