What’s Hidden Behind a Bitly Link?
Not all Bitly users are utilizing them for excellent reasons. Some individuals utilize them to hide wicked links. There is an easy way to rapidly determine whats behind a Bitly URL without really clicking on the link. The trick is to merely 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. 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 reduced. Bit.ly/ THWTAPRIL will lead you directly to a copy of the slides that I used in 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 developed the reduced URL..
Enjoy this brief video to see how you can use the “+” technique to learn whats hidden behind a Bitly link..
Bitly is a handy URL shortener that Ive utilized for several years. As a registered user I can produce custom-made, reduced URLs that people can in fact 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 offered by those services are incoherent and always long..
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Structure good 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 avoid clicking suspicious links is one of the manner ins which we can assist our students develop their digital citizenship and cyber security skills.
Bitly is an useful URL shortener that Ive utilized for many years. There is an easy method to quickly determine whats behind a Bitly URL without really clicking on the link. When you add the “+” the URL will reroute to Bitly rather of to whatever the initial URL was.