How to See What’s Hidden Behind a TinyURL
The trick is to add a “+” to the end of any TinyURL address in order to arrive on a safe TinyURL page that exposes what the initial link was that got shortened. If you want to click through to the location or not, you can then choose.
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, 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.
Ive tried the “+” trick with a bunch of other URL reducing tools and TinyURL is the only one besides Bitly that Ive discovered it to work with..
Whats the technique?
Last week I wrote
The trick is to include “+” 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.
Heres a video overview of how to see whats behind a TinyURL without really clicking the link.
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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 reducing services. If you see it somewhere else, it has actually been used without permission.
Applications for EducationAs I composed last week, constructing good digital citizenship and cyber security abilities is something that everybody need to be helping our trainees do. Showing them little pointers like this one to prevent clicking on suspicious links is one of the ways that we can assist our trainees develop their digital citizenship and cyber safety abilities.