URL shorteners working with Internet Archive for long-term preservation
301Works.org launches today:
The Internet Archive and founding companies announce today the launch of 301Works.org, a service to archive shortened Universal Resource Locators (URLs). This will enable redirect services to incorporate these shortened URLs when a member company ceases business activities.
The use of shortened URLs has grown dramatically due to the popularity of Twitter and similar micro-streaming services where posts are limited to a small number of characters. Millions of shortened URLs are generated for users every day by a wide variety of companies.
The list of participating services includes abbrr.com, Adjix.com, AppsFire.com, awe.sm, bit.ly, buk.me, Cli.gs, Delivr.com, ham.org, idek.net, Jdem.cz, Lin.cr, u.mavrev.com, trcb.us, Twurl.nl, ur1.ca, URLizer, urlShort.com, Xrl.us, youific.com, and Zip.li.