Do you use social media, like Twitter or Facebook? Did you know that bitly is a great tool for sharing links and seeing how those links spread across the social web? This course will show you how to use the bitly API to shorten and analyze links, and how to search the bitly-verse for cool content being shared right now.
Shorten a link with bitly, and you'll be able to track and analyze it across the social web. Your links will also always be in your bitly.com history, so they'll be easy to find and share later!
In this exercise, we'll take a bitly link and find out how many people have clicked on the link.
This section will show you how to use the bitly API to find the web sites and social networks that are sending click traffic to a particular link.
Web pages can be about, well, anything! Bitly offers a content analysis API that can tell you the categories (things like "news", "sports", "technology") of the content in any web page.
Did you know that bitly has a search engine? You can try it out for yourself by going to http://rt.ly in your browser. Even cooler, did you know that that search engine has an API? You can search the social web for anything you like -- see below.