tr.im shuts down
Blimey. Tr.im, which has seemed a bit unreliable lately (the stats have been all over the place), has shut down completely. Trimmed URLs will continue to work until the end of this year.
Shows the danger of relying on URL shorteners I guess ... Oh well, I better choose a new one as I always used tr.im. And I've lost all my stats .
The full message reads:
tr.im is now in the process of discontinuing service, effective immediately.
Statistics can no longer be considered reliable, or reliably available going forward.
However, all tr.im links will continue to redirect, and will do so until at least December 31, 2009.
Your tweets with tr.im URLs in them will not be affected.
We regret that it came to this, but all of our efforts to avoid it failed.
No business we approached wanted to purchase tr.im for even a minor amount.
There is no way for us to monetize URL shortening -- users won't pay for it -- and we just can't
justify further devleopment since Twitter has all but annointed bit.ly the market winner.
There is simply no point for us to continue operating tr.im, and pay for its upkeep.
We apologize for the disruption and inconvenience this may cause you.