Comments on: Is Bit.ly’s Twitter advantage unfair? http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/2009/08/13/is-bitlys-twitter-advantage-unfair/ Grow your own Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:32:24 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Internet Marketing Success Stories http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/2009/08/13/is-bitlys-twitter-advantage-unfair/comment-page-1/#comment-960 Thu, 08 Oct 2009 17:53:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/?p=1087#comment-960 Great post! My friend runs a small business we do internet marketing for companies and so a lot of our e-newsletter, blog and seminar content revolve around for promotion. Thanks!!!

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By: Suzy Orman http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/2009/08/13/is-bitlys-twitter-advantage-unfair/comment-page-1/#comment-697 Fri, 04 Sep 2009 06:45:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/?p=1087#comment-697 I agree the natural growth of the small business will be be far more profitable for the founders than seeking a cash injection for which they are may sell their future.

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By: anamericancynic http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/2009/08/13/is-bitlys-twitter-advantage-unfair/comment-page-1/#comment-569 Fri, 21 Aug 2009 11:31:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/?p=1087#comment-569 First of all, if you think we live in a free market society you are kidding yourself.

However, life and mostly business is not fair, especially in a fascist regime, I mean a free market society. If they don’t like it do what everyone else does… Get a lawyer and go to court.

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By: CBFE http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/2009/08/13/is-bitlys-twitter-advantage-unfair/comment-page-1/#comment-556 Wed, 19 Aug 2009 11:05:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/?p=1087#comment-556 I find this article to be indicative of so much that is wrong with the tech economy.

Twitter is already fairly useless and is usually nothing more than a way to waste time. Not to mention that it is still unprofitable. Yet it receives ridiculous amounts of hype.

We’re not even talking about Twitter here though, we’re talking about companies that essentially act as parasites on Twitter.

And this kind of “innovation” is the future of the American economy? And this is the attitude they bring? Whatever happened to the real, physical economy??

I expound on my views on my blog, which you can find here:

http://cbfe-econ.blogspot.com/2009/08/tw itter-and-its-parasites.html

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By: Mike http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/2009/08/13/is-bitlys-twitter-advantage-unfair/comment-page-1/#comment-549 Mon, 17 Aug 2009 22:10:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/?p=1087#comment-549 Short url’s come in very handy, especially with affiliate advertising.

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By: Jason http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/2009/08/13/is-bitlys-twitter-advantage-unfair/comment-page-1/#comment-534 Sat, 15 Aug 2009 17:57:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/?p=1087#comment-534 Tr.im was back online before this article was even published. Get with the times people…

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By: Peter Kelley http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/2009/08/13/is-bitlys-twitter-advantage-unfair/comment-page-1/#comment-533 Sat, 15 Aug 2009 17:29:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/?p=1087#comment-533 Excuse me, but if the point is to shorten URLs as much as possible, wouldn’t Bit.ly and even more so Tr.im have an obvious advantage over TinyURL.com based purely on their own shorter URLs? Let the shortest man win here, is what I’m thinking.

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By: Ibrahim http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/2009/08/13/is-bitlys-twitter-advantage-unfair/comment-page-1/#comment-532 Sat, 15 Aug 2009 15:38:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/?p=1087#comment-532 I think the point is, tr.im was/is a better service than bit.ly – but since Twitter gives special status to the latter, even a superior product couldn’t compete.

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By: S.V.Ramanan http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/2009/08/13/is-bitlys-twitter-advantage-unfair/comment-page-1/#comment-530 Sat, 15 Aug 2009 09:10:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/?p=1087#comment-530 In business, you kill or get killed.Period.

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By: LC http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/2009/08/13/is-bitlys-twitter-advantage-unfair/comment-page-1/#comment-517 Thu, 13 Aug 2009 22:52:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/?p=1087#comment-517 Fair? Twitter is free to enter into whatever relationship they feel is in the best interest of their customers. Tr.im and others need to look at other services and relationships. If they did not land the “Mcdonald’s” client they need to go after others. If they can not make a go of it they should move on. And Tr.im customers should not complain about the demise of their URL service when they get it for free. Not only is there a “business welfare class” but there is a “consumer welfare class” of people that expect everything for free.

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