LongURLPlease is a Firefox extension that allows you to expand shortened URL’s. Nowadays, short URLs are being thrown around the net more than the original ones are. This is thanks to social networking sites like Twitter and the likes.
Shortening URLs has its advantages, but it also puts the end user at risk. With LongURLPleas installed on your browser (Firefox), you can immediately get an idea on what you’re getting yourself into by having access to the original URL right away. You don’t have to click a button or anything just to view the original links. LongURLPlease will do it for you as soon as you encounter a shortened URL. Check out the screenshot below to see how the URLs on Twitter appears after installing the plugin.
Supporting these 30 services so far: adjix.com, bit.ly, dwarfurl.com, ff.im, idek.net, is.gd, ln-s.net, loopt.us, ping.fm, piurl.com, piurl.com, poprl.com, qlnk.net, reallytinyurl.com, rubyurl.com, short.ie, smallr.com, snipr.com, snipurl.com, snurl.com, tinyurl.com, tr.im, twurl.nl, ub0.cc, ur1.ca, url.ie, urlx.ie, xrl.us, yep.it, zi.ma, zurl.ws
Another tool that you can also use to expand shortened URL’s is LongURL. They have this neat tool that you can use on your websites which allows users to view the full expanded version of the tiny URL. They also have a Firefox extension available. Check it out and see which one works better for you.