Earlier this week, Bitly launched a new bookmarking service. They call links/URLs bitmarks instead of bookmarks. It has a nice Chrome Extension and Bitmarklet. So far, I very much like the service.
So, Why Should You Care?
Well, at its core, Bitly is a data science company. This is just another way for Bitly to collect more URLs. I think that is a good thing. Bitly has huge amounts of data created by collecting lots and lots of small things.
What do you think Bitly is doing with all those URLs? I am not completely sure, but I would bet some of it is really neat. Bitly can already track breaking news in near real-time. I will be curious if Bitly can predict the winner of the November presidential election before the news organizations can.
By the way
I have create a Data Science 101 Bitmark Bundle. You are welcome to follow along, although I do not know if there is a way to follow a bundle.