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24 Hours With Bitly [Infographic] - Posted July 15, 2014
Bitly was one of the earliest URL encoders on the market and established a firm foundation as the official link shortener when Twitter was just a startup. Today, Bitly encodes more than 500 million links that generate more than seven billion clicks across nearly every major social network and brand site... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: New Twitter Font | YouTube's 9th Anniversary - Posted June 2, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Bitly Expands Executive Team and Invests in a New Vision - Posted May 30, 2014
When Bitly launched in 2008, it had the good fortune of being the official URL shortener for Twitter. Now, the company encodes 500 million links that generate seven billion clicks per month across Facebook, Twitter, and many social networks and brand sites around the world. "We've gotten really big," says Bitly CEO... [SocialTimes.com]

Link Service Tracks Media Popularity - Posted October 4, 2013
Bit.ly, a link shortening service, just released an interactive map that tracks media popularity. It's a fun little item to explore on a Friday. According to its numbers, The Guardian is the most popular newspaper site in New York. Sorry... [Fishbowl NY]

Link Service Tracks Media Popularity - Posted October 4, 2013
Bit.ly, a link shortening service, just released an interactive map that tracks media popularity. It's a fun little item to explore on a Friday. According to its numbers, The Guardian is the most popular newspaper site in New York. Sorry... [FishbowlNY]

REPORT: Facebook Spammers Raking In $200M/Year - Posted August 28, 2013
Despite continuous efforts by Facebook to curb spam, it still repre... [AllFacebook]

Say Hello to the "Mood Graph" - Posted August 21, 2013
Evan Selinger, a Fellow at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technology, has posted an article for Wired... [semanticweb.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Video Ads | Tweeting Mom's Death - Posted July 31, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

For the Makers of TweetMeme, Twitter's API War Was the Best Thing That Could Have Happened--Or Was It? - Posted June 6, 2013
TweetMeme, launched in 2009 when other companies mocked Twitter as the place where people posted what they ate for breakfast, said Nick Halstead, the founder and chief technical officer of DataSift, the company that TweetMeme eventually became. The project was an expression of the widespread belief at the time that Twitter... [SocialTimes.com]

Gnip to Add Social Data From Instagram, Bitly and Reddit to Its Reports - Posted April 4, 2013
Gnip, which licenses so-called firehose data from Twitter, Tumblr, WordPress and Disqus to report to brands how they are bein... [SocialTimes.com]

Five Key Tips For Facebook Page Marketers - Posted February 26, 2013
Let's keep it simple. There are five things you should be doing on your Facebook pages to help ensure that you grow your... [AllFacebook]

There's No Ideal Time To Post To Facebook - Posted February 5, 2013
There are reports all over the Internet (and this site) that speculate about the best time to post content to you... [AllFacebook]

Bitly Launches APIs to Track What's Being Read on Social Networks - Posted January 8, 2013
Bitly launched a trio of social data APIs (application programming interfaces) today that will allow their users to track which links being shared socially are garnering the most clicks. Bitly is best known as a link shortening service, ... [SocialTimes.com]

Bottlenose Launches New Features, Early-Access Beta of Pro Version - Posted December 12, 2012
Bottlenose has released several new features based on client feedback. According to the company, "We've redesigned the way you can post messages in Bottlenose. You can easily select a list of your many acco... [semanticweb.com]

UC Riverside Experiment Yields MyPageKeeper App To Battle Facebook Spam, Malware - Posted October 9, 2012
The University of California, Riverside created a free application to detect spa... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: #NBCFail | Google Fiber | Digg Relaunch - Posted July 30, 2012
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Know Thy Enemy: Keep Track Of Your Facebook Competitors - Posted June 29, 2012
Wondering how you can overtake your competition in terms of ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Opens App Center | The New Foursquare Launches | Bitly Listens to its Users - Posted June 8, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Tech Roundup: Bitly Rage, Hitch up Your 'Sidecar' - Posted May 30, 2012
Twitter page loading is getting snappier, thanks to an engineering change that reworks hashbangs, or those tags that look like this: !#. The pages are said to load five times fast... [PRNewser]

Hate The Bitly Update? Here Are 5 Alternative URL Shorteners For Twitter - Posted May 30, 2012
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 swit... [AllTwitter]

Salesforce.com Buying Buddy Media? | Facebook Shares Reach New Low | Twitter Speeds Up - Posted May 30, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

URL Shortener Bitly Announces Big Update (Unfortunately, It Sucks, And Everybody Hates It) - Posted May 30, 2012
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... [AllTwitter]

Facebook to Set Final IPO Price | Pinterest Raises $120 Million | States Weigh Social Media Gambling - Posted May 17, 2012
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Facebook App Center Coming | Brain Surgery Live-Tweeted | iPhone App for Google+ Redesigned - Posted May 10, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Volume, Emotion, Sponsorship: What Brands Have An Edge on Social Media Strategies? - Posted April 30, 2012
Market Strategies International recently released the first edition of what it says will be an annual Social Media Brand Index, a measure for brands both of consumer-generated soci... [semanticweb.com]

Links Shared On Twitter Last Half As Long As YouTube - Posted September 7, 2011
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 Twitt... [AllTwitter]

Bitly Acquires Twitterfeed - Posted August 9, 2011
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, ... [AllTwitter]

Problems with AP's new "linking" policy - Posted July 23, 2011
If anything, the AP's decision to start linking to original sources is a hindrance. Because now, in addition to news outlets everywhere reproducing the same exact stories, they will all include unlinked bit.ly URLs. ... [TVSpy]

Your Twitter Weekend Homework: Get To Know Bit.ly - Posted June 10, 2011
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... [AllTwitter]

Do you Share on Twitter Because You're Afraid of Missing Out? #Socialize - Posted April 1, 2011
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 do... [AllTwitter]

Hear From bit.ly's Platform Manager About How Real-Time Data Can Increase Your Bottom Line - Posted March 24, 2011
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... [AllTwitter]

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