What’s Hidden Behind a Bitly Link?
Bitly is a handy URL shortener that Ive used for many years. There is a simple way to rapidly determine whats behind a Bitly URL without actually clicking on the link. When you include the “+” the URL will reroute to Bitly instead of to whatever the initial URL was.
There is an easy way to quickly determine whats behind a Bitly URL without in fact clicking on the link. The trick is to just 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 trick with a URL that I just recently reduced. Bit.ly/ THWTAPRIL will lead you straight to a copy of the slides that I utilized in 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 developed the shortened URL..
See this short video to see how you can utilize the “+” technique to discover whats concealed behind a Bitly link..
Applications for Education.
Building great digital citizenship and cyber safety abilities is something that all of us ought to be assisting our trainees do. Revealing them little ideas like this one to prevent clicking suspicious links is among the manner ins which we can assist our students construct their digital citizenship and cyber safety skills.
Bitly is a handy URL shortener that Ive used for several years. As a registered user I can create customized, shortened URLs that people can in fact spell. I use these whenever I require to share a link to a Canva or Google Slides discussion since the default URLs supplied by those services are always long and incoherent..
This post originally appeared on FreeTech4Teachers.com. If you see it somewhere else, it has been used without permission. Sites that routinely steal my (Richard Byrnes) work consist of CloudComputin, TodayHeadline, and 711Web.