Bit.ly’s Grand Plans, And Their Inevitable Clash With Digg: Bitly Now | (re-blogged!)

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TechCrunch’s Michael Arrington writes how Bit.ly is shortening 2-3 million URLs per day and in the process learns to predict which Internet destinations are becoming popular over the next 24 hours or so.

Sounds like Bit.ly is having a leg up versus Digg, which relies on people tagging links, and is more vulnerable to fraud.

URL shortener and analytics service Bit.ly has been working on a new set of products, being referred to as Bit.ly Now internally, which …
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