What’s Hidden Behind a Bitly Link?
Applications for Education.
Structure great digital citizenship and cyber safety abilities is something that everyone ought to be helping our students do. Revealing them little ideas like this one to prevent clicking suspicious links is among the ways that we can assist our students construct their digital citizenship and cyber safety abilities.
Not all Bitly users are utilizing them for great reasons. Some individuals utilize them to hide wicked links. Luckily, there is a simple method to quickly determine whats behind a Bitly URL without in fact clicking the link. The trick is to simply add a “+” to the end of any Bitly URL. When you add the “+” the URL will reroute to Bitly instead of to whatever the original URL was. That will then show you the Bitly page on which the reduced URL is hosted and will show you what the initial link was..
You can attempt this trick with a URL that I 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 initial presentation URL and see when I created the shortened URL..
Enjoy this brief video to see how you can utilize the “+” technique to learn whats concealed behind a Bitly link..
Bitly is a handy URL shortener that Ive used for lots of years. As a registered user I can create custom-made, reduced URLs that people can actually spell. I use these whenever I require to share a link to a Canva or Google Slides presentation due to the fact that the default URLs provided by those services are incoherent and constantly long..
Bitly is an useful URL shortener that Ive utilized for numerous years. There is an easy method 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.
This post initially appeared on FreeTech4Teachers.com. If you see it somewhere else, it has been used without approval. Websites that frequently steal my (Richard Byrnes) work consist of CloudComputin, TodayHeadline, and 711Web.