I saw a URL today on Twitter to an article on Slate.com. It was a
custom short URL - http://slate.me/1h0svt8 but since I was
visiting it via Twitter, it was wrapped with Twitter’s t.co URL,
so I really started at http://t.co/sxSvcJnT2L.
When I visited it for the FIRST time, I got this lovely HTTP
interaction. That’s SEVEN HTTP 301s, count them, 7, before I get
to the destination page.