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Warning Twitter User's!! (this has to do with cloacking)

Discussion in 'Cloaking and Content Generators' started by nowimhere, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. nowimhere

    nowimhere Regular Member

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    I just wanted to warn you guys, that if you are getting you accounts banned
    and are using bit.ly STOP IT!

    Why?

    Because bit.ly is owned by twitter!

    Just thought I would toss out the warning...

    Twitter is really hammering down on this...

    In short, if you DO plan on using bit.ly in the future...

    Do NOT spam your links! TWITTER IS WATCHING YOU!

    Cheers
     
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  2. twisted_one

    twisted_one Regular Member

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    Any link or proof where we can see that Twitter owns bit.ly? Google does not turn up anything as such.
     
  3. freefox

    freefox Junior Member

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    they are smart if they owe that
     
  4. Jupiter Justice

    Jupiter Justice Newbie

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    Where did you hear or find this out? Something new to me....
     
  5. SpamHat

    SpamHat Junior Member Premium Member

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    News to me, but it makes sense.

    Doesn't effect my Twitter stuff though.
    I actually like bit.ly a lot.
     
  6. Robbygoalgoal

    Robbygoalgoal Newbie

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    Good warning. But is there any way we can be sure that twitter really owns bit.ly? You know just to verify. It is good you brought this up though. I appreciate this.
     
  7. orangeblossoms

    orangeblossoms Regular Member

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    Twitter doesn't own bit.ly...yet.
     
  8. daryl

    daryl Newbie

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    When you post long links in twitter don't they get turned into bit.ly links automatically?
     
  9. Twitter

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    i thought it was tinyurl or somthing like that
     
  10. Darkride24

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    Cli.gs is the better choice i think
     
  11. pyronaut

    pyronaut Executive VIP

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    Yeah thats what it used to be. If your post was too long and you had links in it, it would TinyURL it. Not sure when they acquired Bit.ly (If they even have), but it wouldnt make sense to use a competitior...
     
  12. nowimhere

    nowimhere Regular Member

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    Thats the thing, if you actually use bit.ly
    you really, and I mean really like it. A lot.

    ^I think its the real time tracking that does it for me.....
    :sombrero:
     
  13. Darkride24

    Darkride24 Newbie

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    Most of the clicks from twitter are bot clicks, maybe the 90%. I have tested this a lot of times, so if you see 25 clicks on your link, maybe the 3 or 4 are from humans. Even the cligs which has real time statistics from humans and bots isnt accurrate
     
  14. RamChaturvedi

    RamChaturvedi Supreme Member

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    can we have any proof of this thing???ok..if not bit.ly then what else be the safe option for spamming..becoz twitter has become the alternate for the word 'SPAM'!! :D
     
  15. HoNeYBiRD

    HoNeYBiRD Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    there are other url shortener services with real time tracking capabilities, e.g. cli.gs (my personal fav), budurl
    and with cli.gs u can customize your url (and so much more), if i'm not wrong u can't do it anymore with bit.ly for a while (i don't find the function now but i'm sure bit.ly provided this kind of function in the past, i used it)
     
  16. werrich

    werrich Regular Member

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    since bit.ly is (or was) THE thing used by twitter itself to shorten your urls, twitter would definitely keep an eye on bit.ly links if too many seemed to spammy. Can't say twit owns them but they definitely partner with them for url shortening.
     
  17. ClownBaby

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    interesting stuff there. thanks for the heads up!
     
  18. If Ya Think Im Sexy

    If Ya Think Im Sexy Newbie

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    Got like over 600 tweets, no warning.
     
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    twitter clients like TweetDeck will allow you to choose your preferred url shortening services.