My long history using a browser with a status bar makes clicking on link that’s gone through a link shortening service feel a bit like hopping into the back of a panel van with a blindfold on. Most services don’t do everything they could to protect against malicious links. They can’t be trusted to ambiguate private URLs. They also present a whole host of problems to the health of websites. In Chrome, it’s possible to install an extension to unpack them or go even further to always show the IP address of the current page. Or you could not. We all have to get an adrenaline rush somehow, I guess.