How to See What’s Hidden Behind a TinyURL
The trick is to include a “+” to the end of any TinyURL address in order to arrive at a safe TinyURL page that reveals what the original link was that got shortened. If you want 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, but adding 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 really clicking the link.
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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 shortening services.
The technique is to include “+” to the end of the Bitly URL to see whats behind it without clicking on it. A couple of 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 permission.
Applications for EducationAs I composed last week, developing excellent digital citizenship and cyber safety skills is something that everybody must be helping our trainees do. Revealing them little pointers like this one to avoid clicking on suspicious links is one of the ways that we can help our trainees develop their digital citizenship and cyber security abilities.
Ive attempted the “+” technique with a bunch of other URL shortening tools and TinyURL is the just one besides Bitly that Ive found it to deal with..
Whats the trick?
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