Bitly has confirmed that they are working on a search engine that would show results popular on social networks.
The company is already one of the largest link shortening service provider in the world. Though recent developments at Twitter has somewhat changed things for them.
Twitter is now wrapping all links on their network through their own t.co link shortening service. However, bitly links posted by users are still routed through their bitly’s network.
The company is aiming to provide a search service that would show relevant results based on popular trends on the web.
It could become a real powerful real time search engine platform looking at the data they gather from the short links generated by their platform.