Bitly

Designed for all platforms

Description

Bitly is a webpage or app that takes a URL and makes a Bitmark a shorter version of the link.  This product allows users to shorten, share and track links. 

The user has the choice to simply shorten the URL, or to login to their account and save the shorten link to come back to at another time.

Bitly website

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Exercise 2: Exploring Bitly

  1.  Open the Bitly website with the link above
  2. Setup a free account – this will allow the user to store and share their bitmarks
  3. paste a URL from a website to the box in the upper left hand corner – if you cannot think of one use:  www.uvic.ca/current
  4. Copy the bitmark to use
  5. Go back to twitter, if you have signed out, sign in and send a tweet to the teacher using your bitmark
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