We just pushed out a bunch of updates to bit.ly today. A few changes you’ll notice on the site are: * We’ve expanded our use of the Backtype (http://backtype.com/) API to pull in snippets of comments. If a bit.ly URL links to a blog post, on it’s info page you can view these comment snippets. * You’ll stay logged in longer. We changed the way we store your login, so you...
Although we haven’t exposed this as an API yet, we have started analyzing the bit.ly data about what people are clicking in real time. The obvious thing we can learn from this data is what content is popular, what sorts of links people are sharing and clicking. As you would expect, popular content includes funny videos, interesting photos, and blog posts. We’ve also started to see some...
Change Gonna Come to bit.ly...Today
Shorter URLs bit.ly the blowfish loves to make things smaller. And because he’s been working out, now he can make your URLs even shorter! Hashes (the part after http://bit.ly/) used to be six characters. Since bit.ly’s gotten all pumped up (steroid free, by the way - bit.ly wants to be a role model to kids everywhere), he can crunch most of your URL hashes down to four characters. ...
Happy Election Day!
Go vote. If you voted for Obama, click this link: http://bit.ly/votedObama If you voted McCain, click this link: http://bit.ly/votedMccain Results: Obama: http://bit.ly/info/votedObama McCain: http://bit.ly/info/votedMccain (This is a simple way to run a poll and example of A/B testing with bit.ly)