So this is a bye bye to Bit.ly and a hello to a new Link Shortener in twitter. I just wonder if it will just short links or will have some stats as bit.ly does for free, and that will be a critic point for us the users to select either services.
Twitter’s CEO Evan Williams just confirmed plans to launch its own link shortener on stage during the final Q&A session at Chirp.
It would be stupid not to add native link-shortening capabilities into Twitter, since most Twitter clients already have that feature. We want to solve that problem. Everyone else has solved that problem. We are probably not going to give people a choice. If they want to use a different shortener, they can use a different app.
– Evan Williams
Post author: Daniel Semper