Do you click the WOT scorecard link on bit.ly links before clicking the link itself??

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Ornithophilia
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Do you click the WOT scorecard link on bit.ly links before clicking the link itself??

Post by Ornithophilia » Wed May 08, 2013 1:24 am

if you see a bit.ly link posted on the internet somewhere, do you click the WOT icon of the link before clicking the actual link to see what website it directs you to???

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Post by liquid_dragon » Wed May 08, 2013 11:54 am

I think the question is valid and appropriate for the WOT forum as it relates to how people use WOT to have a better Internet experience. My answer is it depends on where and how I found the bit.ly link. If it from a site I know and trust, then I'm likely to just click the link. If it is from a site I don't know or trust then I will do a little research before I click. If it came in email, even from someone I know, I'll confirm they sent it or ignore it depending on my interest level.

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RE: Do you click the WOT scorecard link on bit.ly links before c

Post by 用戶星光 » Wed May 08, 2013 12:18 pm

Before the WOT scorecard, I sometimes use http://untiny.me/ to extract those bit.ly links, then copy-paste the extracted links to website reputation bar to examine whether it is safe or not. Other than that, I'll never mind those shortened links (except those bit.ly links from trusted sources).

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RE: Do you click the WOT scorecard link on bit.ly links before c

Post by Figure10 » Thu May 16, 2013 6:29 am

I usually don't click them at all. Unless you're on Twitter, my theory goes, why would you need to shorten a link if it wasn't to conceal the URL?

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