bit.ly Having a Bit of Trouble

BitlyLogo.jpgUPDATE 1:40 p.m. ET: From the bit.ly Blog:

API responses should now be returning within an appropriate amount of time. A few high-volume users who were rate-limited should see their caps restored throughout the afternoon.

Having trouble shortening URLs with bit.ly? You’re apparently not alone: The company posted a message on the bit.ly Blog indicating that it had been experiencing issues for about one hour, at the time of this posting:

We’re currently experiencing some elevated error rates and increased shorten times when shortening URLs. We are investigating the problem, and will update this blog entry as we learn more. Clicks on existing bit.ly links should continue to function normally.