What’s Hidden Behind a Bitly Link?
There is an easy way to quickly determine whats behind a Bitly URL without actually clicking on the link. The technique is to merely include 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 try this trick with a URL that I just recently shortened. Bit.ly/ THWTAPRIL will lead you directly to a copy of the slides that I utilized in my recent Intro to Teaching History With Technology webinar. Bit.ly/ THWTAPRIL+ will lead you to the Bitly page where you can see my original discussion URL and see when I produced the shortened URL..
Enjoy this short video to see how you can utilize the “+” technique to discover whats concealed behind a Bitly link..
Applications for Education.
Building great digital citizenship and cyber security skills is something that everyone must be helping our students do. Revealing them little ideas like this one to avoid clicking suspicious links is one of the manner ins which we can help our students construct their digital citizenship and cyber safety skills.
Bitly is a handy URL shortener that Ive utilized for several years. As a signed up user I can develop custom-made, reduced URLs that individuals can really spell. I utilize these whenever I require to share a link to a Canva or Google Slides presentation due to the fact that the default URLs provided by those services are incoherent and constantly long..
Bitly is a handy URL shortener that Ive utilized for lots of years. There is an easy way to rapidly identify whats behind a Bitly URL without in fact clicking on the link. When you include the “+” the URL will reroute to Bitly instead of to whatever the initial URL was.
This post initially appeared on FreeTech4Teachers.com. If you see it in other places, it has been used without approval. Sites that frequently take my (Richard Byrnes) work consist of CloudComputin, TodayHeadline, and 711Web.