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    Are shortened URLs treated differently than other redirects?

    Ok, we have a question from Brian in  Atlanta, Georgia, who asks: Does Google crawl and treat tiny URLs using  a 301 redirect the same as other links? Well, let me take the mention of  tinyURL.com and substitute  URL-shorteners in general. The answer is whenever we crawl one of  these links if they do a 301: yes we do follow those  and flow the PageRank as we normally  would with a 301 from any other site Danny Sullivan did a really great piece  about URL-shortening services where he took the top URL-shortening  services like tinyURL.com, bit.ly/ and sort of said, ok, do they do a  301-redirect or do they do…

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    So … Sometimes Fireflies Eat Other Fireflies | Deep Look

    If you think there’s something romantic about fireflies glowing on a warm summer night… You’d be right. But what you don’t see, is the dark side of this luminous display. Firefly flashes are a secret code, a language of light. The light comes from a masterful bit of chemistry. A bioluminescent reaction that generates light but no heat. So what are they saying? Well, males on the wing are advertising themselves to females with a bit of sexy skywriting. Take the common Eastern firefly. His signature move? A fishhook-shaped maneuver. Which is why his species is sometimes called the “Big Dipper.” Her reply is more subtle: a single, slow pulse…