I’ve been wondering about something interesting but that may not be so necessary.
Well, I’ve been looking at the description of some YouTube videos, and I could see that in most of the video descriptions of singers and/or bands they’re using the HTTP protocol on the link of their social networks, networks like Facebook, Instagram & Twitter, and that made me question whether there is anything like “using http is better than https when sharing social networks, because the server does such a thing…”.
Okay, this is what I thought, and I know that when the user enters a website via the HTTP protocol, depending on the server configuration, the server will redirect traffic to HTTPS and the user will be browsing a website with secure protocol.
The real question is: Why do they provide links to their social networks with the http protocol? Is there any benefit, some configuration of the server that makes something happen, for example, to improve performance or anything like that?
Something I also don’t understand is why they make these links available with the HTTP protocol, because when we enter these social networks we are immediately redirected to the HTTPS protocol, that is, if they are going to copy the address of the social network through the address bar, the copied link would come out in HTTPS and not HTTP, so I don’t know the real reason why they make the links available in HTTP, do they just type? This is something that makes me curious
Is there any witchcraft behind it or is it just a habit or something?