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    Exclamation Do not just open any old link

    Be smart about what links you open

    Old favourites such as

    http://www.harness.org.au/racing/fie...19#BAC16051908

    http://www.harnesslink.com/Australia...ecial-birthday

    http://classicfamilies.net/horsedeta...rseID=10004249

    are safe but links such as

    Photos of my girlfriend

    are way too risky to open

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    Our latest new members have been using URL (web address) shorteners
    such as Bitly
    Here is an explanation of Bitly

    https://techforluddites.com/bitly-wh...do-you-use-it/

    One of the attractions on top of shortening is

    you can track the bitlinks you create to see how often they’re shared and clicked on as well as some demographic information about the people doing the sharing and clicking. You can also create bitlinks with custom URLs that are easier to remember than the random letters and numbers created by Bitly

    Among others the likes/hits generation love them

    They no doubt have their use for really long web addresses that you might want to link (esp on Twitter etc) but being a tech dummie I always like to be careful about what I open

    Posters cannot be sure where a link

    Photos of my girlfriend

    is taking them. As a moderator I can see the actual address without opening it
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