What’s Hidden Behind a Bitly Link?
Applications for Education.
Structure great digital citizenship and cyber security abilities is something that all of us ought to be helping our trainees do. Showing them little pointers like this one to avoid clicking on suspicious links is among the manner ins which we can assist our students build their digital citizenship and cyber safety skills.
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Bitly is a helpful URL shortener that Ive used for many years. There is a simple method to rapidly determine whats behind a Bitly URL without in fact clicking on the link. When you add the “+” the URL will redirect to Bitly rather of to whatever the initial URL was.
There is an easy way to rapidly identify whats behind a Bitly URL without in fact clicking on the link. The technique is to just add a “+” to the end of any Bitly URL. When you include the “+” the URL will redirect to Bitly instead of to whatever the initial URL was.
You can attempt this trick with a URL that I just recently shortened. Bit.ly/ THWTAPRIL will lead you straight to a copy of the slides that I used my current Intro to Teaching History With Technology webinar. Bit.ly/ THWTAPRIL+ will lead you to the Bitly page where you can see my initial presentation URL and see when I developed the shortened URL..
See this brief video to see how you can use the “+” technique to learn whats concealed behind a Bitly link..
Bitly is an useful URL shortener that Ive used for many years. As a signed up user I can produce customized, reduced URLs that people can really spell. I utilize these whenever I need to share a link to a Canva or Google Slides discussion since the default URLs supplied by those services are incoherent and always long..