Monday, November 26, 2007

Single point of failure

Steve Rubel points out on his Micro Persuasion blog an outage on TinyURL, a five-year-old service which offers small, easy to handle URLs which replace to long URLs full of ?s and so on. He points out the vulnerability this implies as more and more sites are using the service as a convenience to users. What happens when all those URLs stop working?


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