How to See What’s Hidden Behind a TinyURL
Ive tried the “+” trick with a bunch of other URL reducing tools and TinyURL is the just one besides Bitly that Ive found it to deal with..
Whats the trick?
The technique is to include “+” 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 used without permission.
The technique is to add a “+” to the end of any TinyURL address in order to arrive on a safe TinyURL page that exposes what the original link was that got reduced. You can then decide if you wish to click through to the location or not.
If you desire to attempt 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.
Applications for EducationAs I composed recently, building good digital citizenship and cyber safety skills is something that everybody need to be assisting our students do. Showing them little suggestions like this one to avoid clicking suspicious links is among the manner ins which we can help our students develop their digital citizenship and cyber safety abilities.
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an article about how to see whats hidden behind a Bitly shortened URL without in fact clicking the link. The trick is to include “+” to the end of the Bitly URL to see whats behind it without clicking it. A few individuals emailed me to ask if the that dealt with other URL reducing services. The answer is it deals with
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