What’s Hidden Behind a Bitly Link?
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Building great digital citizenship and cyber safety skills is something that everybody need to be assisting our students do. Revealing them little tips like this one to prevent clicking on suspicious links is one of the manner ins which we can help our trainees develop their digital citizenship and cyber security skills.
There is an easy method to rapidly identify whats behind a Bitly URL without in fact clicking on the link. The technique is to just include a “+” to the end of any Bitly URL. When you include the “+” the URL will reroute to Bitly rather of to whatever the original URL was.
You can try this technique with a URL that I recently shortened. Bit.ly/ THWTAPRIL will lead you directly to a copy of the slides that I utilized in my current 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 developed the shortened URL..
View this short video to see how you can use the “+” trick to learn whats hidden behind a Bitly link..
Bitly is a handy URL shortener that Ive utilized for lots of years. There is a simple method to rapidly determine whats behind a Bitly URL without actually clicking on the link. When you include the “+” the URL will reroute to Bitly rather of to whatever the initial URL was.
Bitly is an useful URL shortener that Ive utilized for several years. As a signed up user I can create customized, shortened URLs that people can actually spell. I use these whenever I need to share a link to a Canva or Google Slides discussion because the default URLs offered by those services are incoherent and always long..
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