Monthly Archives: November 2009

URL shorteners, ‘this link will self destruct in….’

I just read the WSJ article (http://wless.in/shortener ) about the risks associated with bit.ly / tinyURL etc and maintaining link integrity.  The ideas, as has been commonly addressed in the tech industry for a while, but is crossing over into mainstream consciousness, is that if a redirection service, like URL shortener, disappeared, billions of links