Here's a requested article. Have you ever run into a shortened URL and have no idea where on the World Wide Web it will take you? There are URL expansion services that will untangle the web of possible redirects and show you ultimately where the shortened URL will take you:

Enter a short URL and you'll get something like the following back:

Title:
Google
Short URL:
http://t.co/xxxxxxxxxx
Redirects:
2 (hide details)
  1. http://evilURL.org/ZgyplroRo1ytdawrhzps9
  2. http://www.google.com
Long URL:
http://www.google.com