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URL shorteners working with Internet Archive for long-term preservation launches today:

The Internet Archive and founding companies announce today the launch of, 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,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, URLizer,,,, and


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November 13, 2009 at 12:53 am

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