How to See What’s Hidden Behind a TinyURL
Ive attempted the “+” technique with a bunch of other URL reducing tools and TinyURL is the only one besides Bitly that Ive found it to work with..
Whats the trick?
Heres a video introduction of how to see whats behind a TinyURL without actually clicking on the link.
Applications for EducationAs I composed last week, developing great digital citizenship and cyber safety skills is something that everyone ought to be assisting our students do. Revealing them little pointers like this one to avoid clicking on suspicious links is among the methods that we can assist our students build their digital citizenship and cyber security skills.
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The technique is to add “+” to the end of the Bitly URL to see whats behind it without clicking on it. A couple of individuals emailed me to ask if the that worked with other URL shortening services.
The technique is to include a “+” to the end of any TinyURL address in order to land on a safe TinyURL page that exposes what the initial link was that got shortened. If you desire to click through to the location or not, you can then choose.
If you wish to attempt 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 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 people emailed me to ask if the that worked with other URL shortening services. If you see it elsewhere, it has actually been used without authorization.