Conference Paper: "we.b: The web of short URLs"
Evangelos P. Markatos
From the Abstract:
Short URLs have become ubiquitous. Especially popular within social networking services, short URLs have seen a significant in- crease in their usage over the past years, mostly due to Twitter’s restriction of message length to 140 characters. In this paper, we provide a first characterization on the usage of short URLs. Specif- ically, our goal is to examine the content short URLs point to, how they are published, their popularity and activity over time, as well as their potential impact on the performance of the web.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.