More and more people are getting used to short URLs these days thanks to the ever increasing poularity of Twitter. These short links allow you to share while keeping character length at a minimum. Some have the added functionality where they allow you to check statistics of a partiular link such as number of views. There are others which prove harmful rather than useful by leading you to untrusted sites.
Expand is a Google Chrome extension that will help you check a shortlink before you click. Just hover on the short URL and you can see your destination and decide whether to proceed or not. This useful extension supports over 230 short link services.
Head over to the download page to get started!