What’s Hidden Behind a Bitly Link?
Applications for Education.
Structure excellent digital citizenship and cyber security abilities is something that everybody should be helping our students do. Showing them little tips like this one to avoid clicking on suspicious links is among the methods that we can assist our students develop their digital citizenship and cyber security abilities.
Bitly is a helpful URL shortener that Ive used for several years. As a registered user I can produce custom-made, shortened URLs that individuals can really spell. I use these whenever I need to share a link to a Canva or Google Slides discussion because the default URLs supplied by those services are incoherent and always long..
Bitly is a helpful URL shortener that Ive used for numerous years. There is a simple way to quickly 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.
There is a simple method 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 include the “+” the URL will redirect to Bitly instead of to whatever the initial URL was.
You can try this technique with a URL that I just recently shortened. Bit.ly/ THWTAPRIL will lead you straight to a copy of the slides that I used 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 created the reduced URL..
Watch this short video to see how you can use the “+” technique to find out whats concealed behind a Bitly link..
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