How to See What’s Hidden Behind a TinyURL
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The trick is to include a “+” to the end of any TinyURL address in order to land on a safe TinyURL page that reveals what the original link was that got shortened. You can then choose if you want to click through to the destination or not.
If you want to try this with a TinyURL, tinyurl.com/emkns9a8 will lead you to the page for the Practical Ed Tech Virtual Summer Camp, however including a “+” at the end of that TinyURL will take you to the page where you can see the original link without clicking on it.
Last week I composed
an article about how to see whats concealed behind a Bitly reduced URL without actually clicking on the link. The technique is to include “+” to the end of the Bitly URL to see whats behind it without clicking it. A couple of people emailed me to ask if the that worked with other URL shortening services. The response is it deals with
Heres a video overview of how to see whats behind a TinyURL without actually clicking on the link.
Applications for EducationAs I wrote recently, constructing good digital citizenship and cyber security abilities is something that all of us must be assisting our trainees do. Showing them little suggestions like this one to prevent clicking on suspicious links is among the manner ins which we can assist our students develop their digital citizenship and cyber security skills.
The trick is to add “+” to the end of the Bitly URL to see whats behind it without clicking on it. A couple of people emailed me to ask if the that worked with other URL shortening services. If you see it somewhere else, it has been used without permission.
Ive tried the “+” trick with a lot of other URL shortening tools and TinyURL is the just one besides Bitly that Ive found it to deal with..
Whats the technique?