What’s Hidden Behind a Bitly Link?
There is a simple way to rapidly determine whats behind a Bitly URL without really clicking on the link. The trick is to merely 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 shortened. Bit.ly/ THWTAPRIL will lead you straight to a copy of the slides that I utilized 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 brief video to see how you can utilize the “+” trick to discover whats concealed behind a Bitly link..
Bitly is a convenient URL shortener that Ive used for numerous years. As a signed up user I can produce custom-made, shortened URLs that individuals can actually 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 offered by those services are always long and incoherent..
Bitly is a convenient URL shortener that Ive utilized for lots of years. There is a simple way to rapidly identify whats behind a Bitly URL without in fact clicking on the link. When you add the “+” the URL will reroute to Bitly rather of to whatever the original URL was.
Applications for Education.
Structure great digital citizenship and cyber safety skills is something that all of us need to be assisting our trainees do. Revealing them little pointers like this one to avoid clicking suspicious links is one of the methods that we can assist our students develop their digital citizenship and cyber security abilities.
This post initially appeared on FreeTech4Teachers.com. If you see it somewhere else, it has actually been used without permission. Sites that frequently take my (Richard Byrnes) work consist of CloudComputin, TodayHeadline, and 711Web.