10 Aug URL Shortener Tr.im’s Demise: Social Web Is House of Cards
Tr.im, a service that offered users a way to shorten Web links so that they fit into short Twitter messages, has shut down, and its tens of thousands or more links could potentially stop working.
(Though in a message on its web site, the service is now guaranteeing the links will work at least until the end of this year.)
It’s just the latest worrying sign of vulnerability among many of the new services being built to support popular new sites like Twitter. Other Web sites that depend on them can suffer too: If the Tr.im links stop working, the sites being linked to may see their traffic fall away.
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