What’s Hidden Behind a Bitly Link?
Bitly is an useful URL shortener that Ive utilized for several years. As a registered user I can create custom, reduced URLs that individuals can in fact spell. I utilize these whenever I need to share a link to a Canva or Google Slides discussion due to the fact that the default URLs supplied by those services are incoherent and constantly long..
There is an easy method to quickly determine whats behind a Bitly URL without actually clicking on the link. The technique is to simply include 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 just recently shortened. Bit.ly/ THWTAPRIL will lead you directly 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 presentation URL and see when I produced the shortened URL..
See this short video to see how you can use the “+” trick to learn whats hidden behind a Bitly link..
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Bitly is an useful URL shortener that Ive utilized for lots of years. There is an easy 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.
Applications for Education.
Structure great digital citizenship and cyber safety skills is something that everybody need to be helping our trainees do. Revealing them little ideas like this one to avoid clicking on suspicious links is among the manner ins which we can assist our trainees develop their digital citizenship and cyber safety abilities.