Google has released an Android app to help you shorten URLs and provide insight as to who is clicking your links.
The Web is a scary place where shortened links can take you to the darkest corner of the Internet.
Shortening Web addresses makes sense for Twitter and other cramped media forms, but they carry hidden risks. Unshorten.it is a Web site that reveals the full link and offers safety suggestions.
It was 25 years ago, but we've never forgiven the Libyans for shooting Doc Brown. Now, it seems, they're trying to take away our short URLs too. Muchos sadface.
Vb.ly, an URL shortener that didn't turn away risque Web addresses, falls victim to a judgment that it violated Libyan law. What's that mean for Bit.ly?
Google Toolbar users had been able to shorten long Web links with goo.gl, but now anyone can access the service through a new Web site.
Security firm McAfee will compete with Bitly, TinyURL, and others with its own URL-shortening service, which scans a shortened link's destination for malware when clicked on.
The microblogging service plans to wrap and abbreviate all links shared on the site in the same way other URL-shortening services such as Bit.ly do.
Chrome's "origin chip" feature, which hides URLs in the browser's location bar, may be vulnerable to lengthy Web addresses.
Automattic eschews Bit.ly and the like, goes for custom shortener.