How to See What’s Hidden Behind a TinyURL
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The technique is to add a “+” to the end of any TinyURL address in order to land on a safe TinyURL page that exposes what the original link was that got shortened. You can then choose if you desire 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 adding a “+” at the end of that TinyURL will take you to the page where you can see the original link without clicking on it.
Recently I composed
an article about how to see whats concealed behind a Bitly reduced URL without in fact clicking the link. The technique is to add “+” 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 people emailed me to ask. The answer is it works with
Heres a video summary of how to see whats behind a TinyURL without actually clicking on the link.
Applications for EducationAs I wrote last week, developing excellent digital citizenship and cyber safety skills is something that everybody should be assisting our students do. Showing them little tips like this one to avoid clicking suspicious links is among the manner ins which we can assist our students construct their digital citizenship and cyber safety abilities.
The technique is to include “+” 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 reducing services. If you see it somewhere else, it has actually been utilized without approval.
Ive tried the “+” trick with a lot of other URL reducing tools and TinyURL is the just one besides Bitly that Ive found it to work with..
Whats the technique?