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I want to see the real url before clicking a shortened url

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      • coquevascoquevas commented  · 

        This is the way I see it. A setting with 3 options:
        1. Show shortedURLs (with hover expanded) [Default]
        2. Show expanded URLs (with hover title if available)
        3. Do nothing

      • DorivalDorival commented  · 

        http://snick.me has this information on their API, plus the page title, description and keywords. Should use information like that to improve the interface

      • xyberiaxyberia commented  · 

        You can go one-step further with r.im short urls and use the r.im API to return the long URL as a tooltip or <a href> title when you hover over the short URL. Also helps that at 14 characters, r.im URLs are the shortest on the planet.

      • kaarlowskaarlows commented  · 

        A very nice feature available on Spaz that I miss on Twhirl.

      • w8sdzw8sdz commented  · 

        This API works well in the Firefox LongURL Mobile Expander Ad-on. We should have the same protection in Twirl. http://longurl.org/api

      • xurizaemonxurizaemon commented  · 

        @pakitus just ask for HEAD until you don't get a 30x

        @jose.junior yes, as a hover (otherwise it would require more space for full URL in tweet)

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        I'd like to see something similar to the Firefox addon "bit.ly preview" which works in the browser.

      • TimelessTimeless commented  · 

        Great idea! shortened urls are scary

      • pakituspakitus commented  · 

        Great idea, the only problem is how to parse the original url.

      • jose.juniorjose.junior commented  · 

        Maybe as a tooltip when you hover over the link?

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