Do you trust "shortened" URLs?
A shortened URL is when a person replaces a long URL with a much shorter one that redirects to the original. There are URL shortening services, which allow people to create redirect pages with very short URLs. Examples include bit.ly and tinyurl.
Whenever I see a shortened URL, I hesitate to click it because there is no way to tell where it leads. I don’t like them as much as words that are turned into links, like this, since it is still possible to figure where those links go without clicking on them.
What is your opinion on shortened URLs?