August 10, 2009 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 urls goto what fullsize URLS?

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

— A comment on the blog post announcing the closure of

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

Previously: This Decade in Tech

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