Liz Gannes

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Bitly Stands by Redesign Despite User Complaints

Bitly yesterday launched a major redesign aimed at making its product more of a destination than a utility. Since then, many users have loudly complained about the complication of Bitly’s simple tools for shortening and sharing links. Bitly today said it was making some tweaks based on user feedback, but it doesn’t plan to pull back on its grand new vision.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work