What’s Hidden Behind a Bitly Link?
Applications for Education.
Building great digital citizenship and cyber security abilities is something that everybody need to be assisting our students do. Revealing them little ideas like this one to prevent clicking suspicious links is one of the ways that we can assist our students construct their digital citizenship and cyber security abilities.
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Bitly is a handy URL shortener that Ive used for several years. As a signed up user I can create 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 discussion because the default URLs provided by those services are incoherent and always long..
Bitly is a handy URL shortener that Ive used for numerous years. There is an easy method to quickly identify whats behind a Bitly URL without really clicking on the link. When you include the “+” the URL will redirect to Bitly instead of to whatever the original URL was.
There is a simple way to rapidly determine whats behind a Bitly URL without in fact clicking on the link. The trick is to simply add a “+” to the end of any Bitly URL. When you add the “+” the URL will reroute to Bitly instead of to whatever the initial URL was.
You can attempt this technique with a URL that I recently reduced. Bit.ly/ THWTAPRIL will lead you straight to a copy of the slides that I utilized 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..
Watch this short video to see how you can utilize the “+” technique to find out whats concealed behind a Bitly link..