I am always hesitant to click on those shortened links that Bit.ly and TinyURL produce, because who knows what sort of Russian porn-gambling site they might lead you to? As if I need the NSA crawling over me any more than they already are.
But today TechCrunch reports that Bit.ly at least is teaming up with three anti-spam services to help make their short links safer. TinyURL will likely have to pursue similar efforts or they will quickly lose market share. So link away, my Twittering friends.
I’m such a primitive. I have never attempted Twitter. I guess I’m spared even more spam.