This Bit.ly Python library by Yoav Aviram wraps the interface of the API to shorten, share, and track URLs. To build, developers can install the dependencies and download an updated library. To test, users can run as a module alone. Available guides to access the code and use the API. Under MIT license.
At the bottom of many blog posts (including this one) and website entries you're likely to find a widget that allows sharing to social sites or emailing to a friend. ShareThis competes with other systems like AddThis and SocialTwist to give publishers an easy-to-install sharing method.
It is not uncommon to hear services promoting themselves as having more bandwidth, more storage and more speed. Despite this services like Twitter and SMS are incredibly popular despite only being able to send one or two sentences at a time. The economy of these messaging services has made URL shortening services like bit.ly necessary. Given its integration into 3rd party sites, it’s not surprising that bit.ly also has an accompanying API, which has just gotten an overhaul with version 3.