Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2012 11:29:03 -0500
Reply-To: Rick Wicklin <Rick.Wicklin@SAS.COM>
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From: Rick Wicklin <Rick.Wicklin@SAS.COM>
Subject: Discover where those tiny URLs link to
Back in Dec 2011, Lewis Jordan initiated a conversation about the use of
Tiny URLs in posts to SAS-L. Many people expressed wariness because of
you can't tell what the URL is pointing to. What if it is Not Safe For
I also dislike clicking on an anonymous hyperlink. At the same time, I
like to use tiny URLs so that the List doesn't break the URLs.
Today I think I discovered a solution: There is a service called UNTiny
(http://www.untiny.com/) that you can go to. Paste in the compressed URL
and you will see the expanded URL.
Give it a try. Here's a tiny URL for you to investigate:
If the UN-shortening service works, you should see that the link points to
one of my blog posts about testing data for multivariate normality.
Statistical programming SAS/IML blog: http://blogs.sas.com/content/iml