How to See What’s Hidden Behind a TinyURL
Heres a video summary of how to see whats behind a TinyURL without actually clicking on the link.
Last week I composed
an article about how to see whats concealed behind a Bitly shortened URL without in fact clicking on the link. The trick is to include “+” to the end of the Bitly URL to see whats behind it without clicking on it. If the that worked with other URL shortening services, a few individuals emailed me to ask. The answer is it deals with
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Applications for EducationAs I composed last week, building excellent digital citizenship and cyber security skills is something that everybody need to be assisting our trainees do. Showing them little ideas like this one to prevent clicking on suspicious links is among the ways that we can assist our trainees build their digital citizenship and cyber safety abilities.
The trick is to include a “+” to the end of any TinyURL address in order to arrive at a safe TinyURL page that reveals what the initial link was that got shortened. You can then choose if you want to click through to the location or not.
If you wish to try this with a TinyURL, tinyurl.com/emkns9a8 will lead you to the page for the Practical Ed Tech Virtual Summer Camp, but including a “+” at the end of that TinyURL will take you to the page where you can see the initial link without clicking it.
The technique is to add “+” to the end of the Bitly URL to see whats behind it without clicking on it. A few individuals emailed me to ask if the that worked with other URL shortening services. If you see it in other places, it has been used without authorization.
Ive attempted the “+” trick with a lot of other URL shortening tools and TinyURL is the only one besides Bitly that Ive discovered it to deal with..
Whats the technique?