i investigated why some urls were causing bitly to return INVALID_URI. bitly support said they have a url length limit of 2048 characters. > > Thanks for reaching out! It looks like the link limit is 2048 > > and this link exceeds the limit. This link has 2732 characters! > > yeah; it's a really long url. i should use some short of url shortener ;) we should catch this and throw a nicer error message.