What’s Hidden Behind a Bitly Link?
This post initially appeared on FreeTech4Teachers.com. If you see it in other places, it has actually been used without approval. Websites that frequently steal my (Richard Byrnes) work consist of CloudComputin, TodayHeadline, and 711Web.
Bitly is a helpful URL shortener that Ive utilized for numerous years. There is an easy method to quickly identify whats behind a Bitly URL without actually clicking on the link. When you add the “+” the URL will redirect to Bitly rather of to whatever the original URL was.
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 add a “+” to the end of any Bitly URL. When you add the “+” the URL will reroute to Bitly rather 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 directly 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 original presentation URL and see when I created the reduced URL..
View this brief video to see how you can utilize the “+” technique to find out whats concealed behind a Bitly link..
Applications for Education.
Building good digital citizenship and cyber security abilities is something that all of us must be helping our students do. Showing them little suggestions like this one to prevent clicking on suspicious links is among the methods that we can assist our trainees construct their digital citizenship and cyber safety abilities.
Bitly is an useful URL shortener that Ive utilized for several years. As a signed up user I can develop custom-made, reduced URLs that people can in fact spell. I use these whenever I need to share a link to a Canva or Google Slides presentation since the default URLs supplied by those services are incoherent and always long..