August 10, 2009

Tr.im To Die Out, Bit.ly Takes Over


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Tr.im will be going out of it's order but how soon? Twitter's 140 character limits made all these short-URL sites popular. Bit.ly and TinyURL are making their short-URL links to grow character by character each day. In mashable, they posted a strong case against short-URL and in favor, Mashable wrote this.
Tr.im, the popular short-URL service will be closing down which had made popularity so much that it had one million short URLs every month.
In Tr.im's site this message was posted:

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.
Mashable has mentioned that Tr.im didn't have any of the traffic that Bit.ly and Tinyurl had. Only millions was not enough for the other sites.
Tr.im has said to close it's service on December 31st, at the end of 2009.

Tinyurl has surviced greatly and Bit.ly's launch with the help of Digg has made URL shortening helpful if you don't like to use Tinyurl. Bit.ly puclished it's online service to take over Tr.im in this Mashable post.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for such news that you have just posted in this site. Hope to see Bit.ly's domination.

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