Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2012 10:44:25 -0600
Reply-To: Joe Matise <snoopy369@GMAIL.COM>
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From: Joe Matise <snoopy369@GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: Discover where those tiny URLs link to
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For those of us who use Chrome or Firefox there are some great
extensions/addons that will do this in the context menu for you (submit the
link to UnTiny or one of the other services and return the expanded link).
Definitely a big help in this post-Twitter age :) I use Miniscurl in
Chrome which both tinies and untinies easily :)
On Wed, Mar 7, 2012 at 10:29 AM, Rick Wicklin <Rick.Wicklin@sas.com> wrote:
> 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
> Work (NSFW)?
> 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.
> Rick Wicklin
> Statistical programming SAS/IML blog: http://blogs.sas.com/content/iml