How to See What’s Hidden Behind a TinyURL
Applications for EducationAs I composed last week, building good digital citizenship and cyber safety abilities is something that everybody should be helping our students do. Revealing them little suggestions like this one to avoid clicking suspicious links is one of the manner ins which we can help our students build their digital citizenship and cyber safety abilities.
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The technique 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 reducing services.
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Ive tried the “+” trick with a bunch of other URL shortening tools and TinyURL is the only one besides Bitly that Ive discovered it to work with..
Whats the trick?
The trick 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 reducing services. If you see it somewhere else, it has actually been utilized without permission.
The technique is to add a “+” to the end of any TinyURL address in order to land on a safe TinyURL page that reveals what the initial link was that got reduced. You can then decide if you wish to click through to the destination or not.
If you desire 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 on it.
Heres a video introduction of how to see whats behind a TinyURL without in fact clicking the link.