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They've basically taken over the URL shortening game, but without offering the features the other shorteners do. For instance, http://is.gd allows you to set a setting which will show you the link you're being sent to, allowing you to click through after you've checked it out.

t.co seems to require me to blindly follow links, even though they've obscured what the link is.

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See also: webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/178/… – Al E. Oct 25 '11 at 16:17
I wrote a Google Mobilizer bookmarklet that lets links on your Twitter timeline be opened with Google Mobilizer - mvark.blogspot.in/2012/04/… This lets you see minimalist, text-only content related to those pages without the fear of contracting malware from dubious links. – mvark Jul 17 '12 at 3:48
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http://www.longurlplease.com/ seems to support t.co.

There's a Firefox extension and a bookmarklet.

http://longurl.org/ also supports t.co.

There is a Firefox extension and a Greasemonkey script.

This Chrome Extension uses the longurl.org API. Searching the Chrome Web Store for "url expander" offers a bunch of other possibilities.

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