We’ve been continuing to keep an eye on the different URL shortener trends and thought that we would show you the effect of Twitter moving it’s default shortening service from TinyURL to Bitly. Here at Tweetmeme, we’re constantly downloading and storing your tweets with links in, so we’re in a unique position of being able to tell you exactly how many of you are using which URL-shortening service, and how they’re competing. We’ve taken todays data from Tweetmeme , and compiled the top 5 URL shorteners to give you the graph below.
We then went through our entire database of URL’s that we’ve seen and created the comparison graph of the overall stats for URL shorteners. We’ll leave you to make your own conclusions about how influential Twitters choices are in terms of the services that they use and the impact that they have on companies.
And the stats behind this one:
And you too can see the latest stats from TweetMeme at the bottom of our site. The stats update on the hour every hour. It should be of interest to anyone wanting to use the most common url shorteners then this is a good place to find out which one really is the most commonly used one.