Gábor Farkas

The problem with url shorteners

Today i've seen on twitter an interesting post by Mark Pilgrim, but when i tried to read the linked webpage, i got this instead: is.gd is down.

Of course the site got back up again after a while, but anyway i think this nicely illustrates the problem with the url-shorteners: you add another point of failure to the chain.

2009-05-25