Word of the Week: URL X-ray
URL X-ray: With phishing, spamming and spyware all remaining concerns in the Web 2.0 world, URL X-ray is a neat little tool that allows you to combat this problem. Unless you’re sure of the source, clicking on a shortened URL in Twitter or anywhere else can be a risky activity, but by entering the shortened URL into URL X-ray, you will quickly see where the URL is about to take you. While most of the people we follow on Twitter post reliable links, this is a great tool to verify anything that looks suspicious. Your computer is protected from potential viruses, and you decrease the risk of visiting a site that may be NSFW.