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August 21, 2009

Why Doesn’t Retweet.com Use Its Own URL Shortener?

retweetcom.jpgEver since digging slightly around the retweet.com debacle I discovered the rt.nu URL Shortener. A great domain and most of all a really short URL. Perfect for Twitter you would think. So why doesn’t Retweet.com use its own shorturl service? Nothing more than a quick look at the service’s popular links is needed to understand why. read more

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August 20, 2009

Retweet.com Launches, Will TweetMeme Eat It Alive?

Mesiab Labs have launched Retweet.com, its TweetMeme competitor that looks more and more like a clone. Judge for yourself.

Here’s Retweet.com:

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Looking familiar? read more

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July 27, 2009

Retweet.com to Battle with TweetMeme

retweetcom.jpgRetweet.com is set to tackle TweetMeme as well as news overall. At least that is the goal for Mesiab Labs, who’ll roll out the site, well, sometime. This from their presentation blog post:

Retweet.com – Data is acquired from multiple sources (primarily twitter) and fed into our database. Data is analyzed and supplemented, then ranked and presented in common news formats.
Rt.nu – Secondary data regarding story quality and real time popularity (interest rating) is gathered using our popular link shortening system, which is based on our link analytics platform (over 100k link redirections since release).
CheckRetweet.com – Secondary data regarding user quality (story breakers) is gathered here using custom algorithms that measure a users reach and influence.

Sounds good in theory, and the name, Retweet.com, is certainly a good one, but will it carry? We’ll see when there’s more information available, I’m just glad the old one got scrapped… And my hat’s off for the RT.nu URL shortener, great name, although I have yet to see it used widely.

Via TechCrunch

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