Saturday, September 10, 2011

Lifespan of Links

Bit.Ly's lead scientist, Hilary Mason, explored the shelf life of links shared through their service. "Ms. Mason discovered that the average half life of a link on Twitter is 2.8 hours. On Facebook it’s 3.2 hours, and for e-mail and messenger services it’s 3.4 hours. This means a link gets an extra 24 minutes of life on Facebook compared to Twitter. (...) Links shared from YouTube hit their half life after 7.4 hours." You can read the full article here

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