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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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald