Wednesday, August 1, 2012

URL unshortener -

By Vasudev Ram is a URL unshortener, the opposite of a URL shortener like, Twitter's own one, or or If you enter a shortened URL on its web site, it unshortens it and shows you the original form of the URL, as it was before being shortened.

URL un-shorteners can be useful if you are programmatically reading and processing tweets using some Twitter library, like Twython, a Python Twitter library which I blogged about recently.

I found through a Google search for "URL unshorteners", for something I'm working on. I only tried it with Twitter-shortened URLs that start with It worked for some of those.

Apart from unshortening your shortened URL, it also tries to shorten the already-shortened URL even more, and seems to work some - though sometimes only shorter by one character.

- Vasudev Ram - Dancing Bison Enterprises

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