It used to be that people would say:
"Check the status bar before you click on a link, it might not be going where you think it is."
I've noticed that that doesn't help you anymore... many times on Facebook and other sites, I've noticed that the status text actually doesn't show where a link goes -- rather, it shows where it goes to after redirection from the server (which probably records your click).
(If you right-click it and copy the link address, it's different from what's in the address bar.)
Is this method safe anymore? Is there a way to force the status bar in either Firefox or Chrome to show the actual target?