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 land on a safe TinyURL page that reveals what the original link was that got reduced. If you want to click through to the location or not, you can then decide.
If you wish 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 original link without clicking on it.
Heres a video summary of how to see whats behind a TinyURL without really clicking on the link.
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Applications for EducationAs I wrote recently, constructing excellent digital citizenship and cyber safety skills is something that everybody should be helping our students do. Showing them little ideas like this one to prevent clicking on suspicious links is one of the ways that we can help our trainees build their digital citizenship and cyber safety skills.
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. If you see it in other places, it has been used without authorization.
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a blog site post about how to see whats hidden behind a Bitly reduced URL without actually clicking the link. The technique is to include “+” to the end of the Bitly URL to see whats behind it without clicking it. If the that worked with other URL reducing services, a few individuals emailed me to ask. The response is it works with
Ive tried the “+” trick with a lot of other URL shortening tools and TinyURL is the just one besides Bitly that Ive discovered it to deal with..
Whats the technique?