Robert_Charlton - 8:22 am on Oct 3, 2010 (gmt 0)
Wonder if they've allowed for baddies?
They say this on the Social Web Blog announcement...
You also know that when you click a goo.gl shortened URL, you’re protected against malware, phishing and spam using the same industry-leading technology we use in search and other products.
Google's probably got the best spam detection going.... I run several email accounts through gmail first as a spam filter.
It's not clear that they've established a strong record for malware detection, however, and I don't know whether any service could keep up with potential bait and switch mischief at the other end. How would they work in real time? This is a hesitation I have about all link shorteners. In terms of infrastructure, though, it's likely that Google can throw more at this than anyone else can.