Find Time to Check Before You Click with LongURL

Finding time to avoid viruses, malware, phishing sites and other nasty places while exploring the internet is a lot easier if you use LongURL.  The popularity of social networking, with its premium on brevity, has led to a proliferation of URL shorteners like tiny.url,, and lots of others.  The problem with these otherwise useful tools is that you have absolutely no idea what website you are going to land on when you click a shortened URL.

So, that’s where LongURL can help.  Basically, it’s a service that gives you the capacity to enter your shortened URL

Here’s a brief video from ComputerGeek396 showing how it works:

At last check, they supported a list of 340 URL shortening services – and are adding more as people suggest them.  Just click this link, enter your short URL in the space provided, and see where the link is taking you.

You can also access a Firefox Extension called Long URL Please (from a different provider) that, when installed, will change shortened URL’s on pages you indicate into Long URLs.  I use this extension for Twitter and Facebook, for example.

The time that you spend checking URL’s up front can save you untold headaches (and lost hours) that could result from stumbling upon a malicious site.  That’s why I encourage you to take a look at LongURL and the Firefox extension (if you use Firefox).

I hope you will find this tool helpful.  And let us know what you think … we’d all love to hear!

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I have no material connection with Long URL, and have not received any compensation for writing this content.

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