Bit.ly Media Map Shows the Most Shared News in Each State
Ever wonder what stories or news outlets are being shared most by people in your state? Bit.ly has you covered.
Bit.ly, the popular URL shortening service, unveiled a fascinating feature on Thursday called theMedia Map, which ranks the most popular news sources in each state and displays real-time shares from those publications on the map.
With the Media Map, users can filter results by type of media — newspapers, tv/radio, online-only — and zero in on particular media outlets to find the most recent stories being shared through Bit.ly and the states where they are the most popular.
Bit.ly introduced a more basic version of the Media Map in March of last year. However, that maponly looked at how 15 news publications were being consumed in each state for a particular month. The new tool factors in real-time sharing data for 40 publications.
While the map is entertaining, it also appears to be part of Bit.ly’s continued efforts to demonstrate the insights that can be derived from its treasure trove of link-sharing data, an asset the company will need to rely on as it looks for ways to boost revenue.