Bit.ly Bundles Lets You Cram Lots of Links into One URL
Link-shortening service Bit.ly has introduced a new feature that they call bit.ly bundles, which allow users to gather up a bunch of links and create one shortened URL that guides curious clickers to a landing page containing all of them. The person who creates the bundle can add, remove, or rearrange links, as well as name the bundle; as with all bit.ly links, anyone can monitor the number and distribution of clicks by putting a plus sign at the end of the URL.
To create a bit.ly bundle, you’ll need to be signed into bit.ly. If your bit.ly username is USERNAME, then your first bit.ly bundle will, when it’s been unshortened actually live at the URL http://bit.ly/bundles/USERNAME/1, with subsequent usernames getting sequentially larger numbers at the end. (That link will still get a typical bit.ly shortening, however, to say, http://bit.ly/8XxgVU; people will only arrive at http://bit.ly/bundles/USERNAME/1 after clicking through.)
Below, bit.ly has put together an explanatory Xtranormal video, because why not: