Twitter and Ask news

September 13, 2010

This could be a game changer. Twitter’s own URL shortener could make life difficult for and debuted on Twitter networks and appears to be a very powerful API for the company. We could see the beginning of Twitter shaping trends along with shortening URLs. A web marketers dream the web analytic possibilities are endless.

In news they have decided to end their Bloglines RSS reader service. The service is expected to end on Oct. 1 so users have plenty of time to export their syndicated feeds to another option. It would appear the popularity of Google reader, Twitter, and Facebook all pushed Ask out of the business. With decreased popularity Ask will put those resources to better use in another area.


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