August 2009

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Aug

Self-LART

  • 11:11 AM

Whenever you use any online service, especially one without a proven business model, you should always ask yourself “is the benefit of using this greater than the cost of it vanishing in a year’s time?”

Can we get an export of our DATA, eg. which tr.im urls goto what fullsize URLS?

So that I can rewrite the thousands of links in my blog which point to tr.im soon to be nowhere.

— A comment on the blog post announcing the closure of tr.im

I’m pretty sure this isn't the last URL-shortening service to be closing its doors over the next year or so.

There are three stories in IT journalism:

  1. New product is set to unseat market leader
  2. Company is about to be bought by another company
  3. Apple might be doing something cool, but we don’t know for sure

All other stories must be spun until they fit one or more of these narratives.