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.