I, for one, welcome our new pufferfish overlords

Dear twitterfeeders,

it gives me great pleasure to share this piece of news with all of you - Twitterfeed is now part of Bitly!  Bitly helps you collect, organize, shorten and share links, which makes Twitterfeed a natural and good fit for the bitly ecosystem. I’m particularly pleased that I’ll be able to work with the excellent group of people there - the technical and entrepreneurial talent at Bitly is second to none!

I myself will continue to be involved in Twitterfeed much as before, except now as part of Bitly.  In the short term, nothing dramatic will change, while we are looking into areas where closer co-operation and development make sense.

Not many of you may know this, but I started Twitterfeed in 2007 as a side project, with no expectations that I would one day be in a position to write a blog post like this. This is of course thanks to all of you, who have stayed with us through the more difficult days when we struggled with growing pains, and scaling a service that wasn’t initially designed to be used by a million users and more.

So, thanks to you all, and thank you to Saul and Robin Klein from TAG, and John Borthwick and Andy Weissman at Betaworks, without whose support and encouragement Twitterfeed wouldn’t have developed into what it is today. This is now starting to sound like an Oscars acceptance speech, so I’ll stop and spare you the tears. As a wise man once said, “There is nothing so stable as change”. Extra points if you know who said that without googling it.

Founder, twitterfeed.com (& now a bit of Bitly)

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