Archive for the ‘Bit.ly’ Category

Bill Gates Still Using Bit.ly Instead of Binged.it

January 31, 2010

Bill Gates recently launched a Twitter account and began tweeting his thoughts to the masses.

Like the majority of Twitter account holders, Gates uses the Bit.ly URL shortener to Tweet web pages addresses too long for inclusion along with his Tweets.

Bill Gates Bit.ly

Bill Gates Bit.ly

Mr. Gates apparently still isn’t aware of his old company Microsoft’s recently launched URL shortener – Binged.it.

You’d think if we was aware of it, he would be using it to bring Binged.it to the attention of his Twitter followers.

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New URL Lengthening Service: Binged.It

January 15, 2010

Microsoft is trying to psyche out the shortened url market by launching its innovative new “longer url” url lengthening service for its relaunched search engine Bing called Binged.it.

Binged.It

Binged.It

Typing Binged.it into a browser however takes visitors to Bit.ly – one of the top url shorteners on the web.

With Google having recently launched its own url shortener, it was inevitable Microsoft would launch its own shortener.

Its also natural a url shortener market leader like Bit.ly would be driven into the arms of its new enemy’s (Google) enemy – Microsoft.

Bit.ly History and Stats Missing in Action

June 11, 2009

Over the last week or so, I have had difficulty accessing the Bit.ly site.

I access the Bit.ly site consistently again, but none of the hundreds of links I created nor any of their history are visible in my account now.

Bit.ly History

Bit.ly History

#Fail Bit.ly?