How to See What’s Hidden Behind a TinyURL
Applications for EducationAs I wrote last week, constructing excellent digital citizenship and cyber safety skills is something that all of us need to be assisting our trainees do. Revealing them little tips like this one to prevent clicking suspicious links is among the manner ins which we can assist our trainees develop their digital citizenship and cyber safety skills.
Ive attempted the “+” technique 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 technique is to include 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 shortened. If you desire to click through to the location or not, you can then choose.
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, 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.
Heres a video introduction of how to see whats behind a TinyURL without really clicking the link.
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 somewhere else, it has actually been used without authorization.
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an article about how to see whats concealed behind a Bitly shortened URL without actually clicking on the link. 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 dealt with other URL reducing services. The answer is it works with