[clug] Interesting talk on URL shrinkers

steve jenkin sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au
Sat Apr 16 00:51:29 MDT 2011


Should be more CS professors this good :-)

I've a Dumb User Question (don't even know what to STFW for)
How  did they link the video (.flv) and slides?
It was excellent for dumb users like me.

Mike Carden wrote on 14/04/11 7:51 PM:
> 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:
> http://www.infoq.com/presentations/Machine-Learning
> 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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