How to See What’s Hidden Behind a TinyURL
The technique is to include 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 reduced. You can then choose if you want to click through to the location or not.
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, but including a “+” at the end of that TinyURL will take you to the page where you can see the original link without clicking it.
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Ive tried the “+” trick with a lot of other URL shortening tools and TinyURL is the just one besides Bitly that Ive found it to work with..
Whats the trick?
Heres a video summary of how to see whats behind a TinyURL without actually clicking on the link.
Applications for EducationAs I composed last week, building great digital citizenship and cyber security abilities is something that everybody need to be helping our trainees do. Revealing them little tips like this one to prevent clicking on suspicious links is among the ways that we can assist our students develop their digital citizenship and cyber security skills.
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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 few individuals emailed me to ask if the that worked with other URL shortening services.
The trick 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 reducing services. If you see it in other places, it has actually been utilized without authorization.