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How Bitly and Facebook Cleaned Up Web Traffic

Jehiah Czebotar | Posted 04.20.2015 | Technology
Jehiah Czebotar

Because there is no information identifying Facebook beyond the referrer for web requests, we can measure the rate of unknown referrers on traffic through uniquely tagged Bitlinks that are explicitly shared only on Facebook.

LOOK: This Fascinating Media Map May Surprise You

Posted 10.04.2013 | Media

This week, Bitly launched an interactive, real-time map that shows how different states are biased toward certain media outlets. Some of the map's...

Choosing the TEDMED 20 Great Challenges of Health Care

Rosina Samadani | Posted 06.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Rosina Samadani

Next week, 1,200 innovators, entrepreneurs, industry and government stakeholders, artists, and health care practitioners will attend the annual TEDMED conference in Washington, D.C.

Gov 2.0: New York City Hosts First Social Media Summit for Government

Rachel Sterne | Posted 11.30.2011 | Technology
Rachel Sterne

Engagement is one of the four core tenets of New York City's Road Map for the Digital City. As part of NYC Digital mission's to empower agencies to le...

Libya and the Short of It

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan W. Silberberg

There has been a spate of recent stories about the problems with shorterners, long before the current problems heated up. Governments should take the mischievous component out of the equation.

What Happens To .Ly Domains When Libya Shuts Down The Internet?

ReadWriteWeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

When the Libyan government pulled the plug on the country's Internet access on Friday, many outside the country were concerned about the implications ...

Hackers Hit AT&T iPad Users

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

Hackers found a way into AT&T's network and grabbed over a hundred thousand email addresses and iPad ID's. Should you be worried about this? No. But AT&T has some work to do.

ShadyURL Makes Harmless Web Address Look Malicious

Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Increasingly popular URL shorteners like TinyURL and condense long Web addresses into bite-sized, Tweetable links. But and TinyURL a... Pro Launches New Service To Deflect Google Attack | Jay Yarow|Dec. 15, 2009, 7:46 AM | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology is launching a professional version its url shortening service. The pro version will have better analytics and customized short urls....

Twitter Not For Sale!?: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer May 7, 2009

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

Twitter has switched default URL shorteners from Tinyurl to Bit.LY, Amazon unveiled the big screen Kindle DX, News Corp operating income fell 72% during the first quarter, and more.