What’s Hidden Behind a Bitly Link?
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There is a simple method to quickly determine whats behind a Bitly URL without really clicking on the link. The technique is to merely include a “+” to the end of any Bitly URL. When you include the “+” the URL will redirect to Bitly rather of to whatever the original URL was.
You can attempt this technique with a URL that I just 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 created the shortened URL..
Enjoy this short video to see how you can utilize the “+” trick to discover whats concealed behind a Bitly link..
Bitly is an useful URL shortener that Ive used for several years. As a registered user I can produce custom-made, shortened URLs that people can really spell. I utilize these whenever I need to share a link to a Canva or Google Slides discussion because the default URLs provided by those services are incoherent and always long..
Applications for Education.
Structure great digital citizenship and cyber security abilities is something that everyone must be helping our students do. Showing them little tips like this one to avoid clicking on suspicious links is one of the methods that we can help our trainees build their digital citizenship and cyber safety abilities.
Bitly is a handy URL shortener that Ive utilized for lots of years. There is a simple way to quickly determine whats behind a Bitly URL without in fact clicking on the link. When you include the “+” the URL will redirect to Bitly rather of to whatever the original URL was.