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DataSift And Bit.ly Partner To Give You More Information About Who’s Clicking Your Links On Twitter

Social media marketers love to talk about engagement, but it’s often quite difficult to measure. Sure, you can see the number of retweets your latest words of wisdom received, but how do you determine who saw those retweets and took the time to click on them?

A new partnership between two of Twitter’s preferred partners promises to improve how we measure engagement, virality and the success of our content on Twitter.
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Hate The Bitly Update? Here Are 5 Alternative URL Shorteners For Twitter

With people up-in-arms over the more complicated, less user-friendly Bitly update today, it seemed like a good time to point out 5 great alternative URL shorteners that you can switch to if Bitly’s got you down.
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URL Shortener Bitly Announces Big Update (Unfortunately, It Sucks, And Everybody Hates It)

Here’s the thing: people don’t like change.

This has always been true. Whenever an adjustment is made to something popular, irrespective of how significant it is, most people, at first, won’t like. A certain percentage will vocalise their dismay. Others will join in. For a while, it will be nasty.

Then, usually, if the changes have been made with good intentions and have actually improved the service, and once folks have actually had a chance to try the new stuff, the moans will dissipate. Sure, you’ll always get a minority of endless whingers, constantly threatening to quit and so on. But most of the time, most of us will, eventually, roll with it.

Again, if the changes actually improve the service. This is the absolute key part.

Yesterday, URL shortener of choice Bitly, which has generated more than 25 billion shortened links since inception, announced a change to their platform. A big change. New Bitly, they’re calling it.

Great. There’s only one small problem: everybody, and I mean everybody*, hates it.

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Your Twitter Weekend Homework: Get To Know Bit.ly

Bit.ly is the most popular link shortening service for Twitter. And it’s popular for a reason. It’s got some great stats that helps you share, track and analyze the links you shorten, so you can monitor your social media efforts more thoroughly. Your Twitter homework for this weekend is to get to know how bit.ly works, and start using it to shorten your own links on Twitter.
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Links Shared On Twitter Last Half As Long As YouTube

The folks at bit.ly, the popular URL shortener service, asked themselves just how long a link shared on a social network “lives”. And they found out that links shared on Twitter lasted only half as long as links shared on YouTube.
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The Number Of Russian-Speaking Twitter Accounts Surpasses 1 Million

According to a new study by Russian firm Yandex, July 2011 saw the number of Russian-speaking Twitter accounts surpass 1 million.
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Bitly Acquires Twitterfeed

Popular URL shortener Bitly has acquired Twitterfeed, the tool that allows publishers to auto-send updates to Twitter and other platforms.

The purchase is essential a talent hire (an ‘acqhire’, as Peter Kafka of AllThingsD puts it), as Twitterfeed is made up of just one employee, Mario Menti.

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Bit.ly Pro Is Now Free! Get Your Custom Short Domain Today

If you’ve ever wanted a vanity URL – like imthebe.st or cut.ie – to share your links on Twitter now’s your chance. Bit.ly, the most popular URL shortener out there, has just opened up its Bit.ly Pro offerings to everyone, free of charge. And that means that you can grab your own custom domain (and domain tracker) and hook it up to Bit.ly to strut your Twitter stuff.
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Do you Share on Twitter Because You’re Afraid of Missing Out? #Socialize

The real-time web has created new forms of communication, not the least of which is the lightening fast cycling of news stories, trends and topics on Twitter. For us Twitter addicts, logging off at 11pm often means you’re reluctantly missing out on dozens of new trending topics and shared links. Matt LeMay of bit.ly thinks that it’s this fear of missing out (which he dubs FOMO) that drives us to share and engage with content.
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Hear From bit.ly’s Platform Manager About How Real-Time Data Can Increase Your Bottom Line

URL shorteners are the lifeblood of sharing links on Twitter, and none may be so popular as bit.ly. Mediabistro’s Jeff Rivera got a chance to sit down with Matt LeMay, bit.ly’s Platform Manager, to talk monetization in the world of digital writing and publishing.
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