[clug] Interesting talk on URL shrinkers

Mike Carden mike.carden at gmail.com
Thu Apr 14 03:51:47 MDT 2011

Recalling a recent discussion of URL abbreviation services on this list...

Hilary Mason is the Chief Scientist at bit.ly and she gave a very
interesting conference presentation at:


The whole talk is worth watching but it's almost an hour long so I
assume that you will tl;dr. The specific bit about bit.ly starts at
about 39:30 and provides some interesting insights into what goes on
inside a URL shortening company. They can do a *lot* with your clicks.

I watched it all and loved it, but YMMV.


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