URL shortening service tr.im to cease operations.
Tr.im cites a failure to competitively monetize URL shortening compounded with a lack of user desire to pay for the service, and bit.ly dominance in the twittersphere as reason for ceasing operations.
URL Shortening Services – Domain Redirects – URL Forwarding
According to Wikipedia, URL redirection, shortening or forwarding are techniques for “making a web page available under many URLs.” URL Shortening enables a web page to be available under a very short URL in addition to the original address.
URL Shortening services enable web users and web services to reduce a long url website address down to a very short one. This enables links to be quickly and easily shared, distributed and integrated to social networks such as Twitter, Facebook and more.
Other Shortening Services
If you were a user or tr.im and want to find a new service, or just want to try a URL shortener service for your website, blog or social sharing, explore these below:
http://Adjix.com Shortens and tweets URLs, tracks granular user detail, optional embedded ads for revenue generation.
http://awe.sm Shortens URLs, sharing.
http://bit.ly Shortens, shares and tracks links with real-time traffic data.
http://buzzup.com User submission, publishing and ranking portal.
http://chilp.it Shortens URLs, analytics.
http://cli.gs Shortens URLs, analytics, monitoring, geotargeting.
http://Digg.com User submitted content link rating service; sharing.
http://dot.tk Shortens URLs, customized free domains, previews links.
http://idek.net Shortens, track clicks, tweets, url migration.
http://kl.am Shortens URLs, statistics, targeted internet marketing campaigns.
http://krz.ch Swiss-German language website: Shortens for Facebook /Twitter.
http://Migre.me Brazillian Portuguese language URL shortening service.
http://POPrl.com Aggregates the latest “web buzz.”
http://SnipURL.com Shortens URLs with personalized naming.
http://short.ie URL link shortening community, account history and recommendation engine.
http://shortna.me Shortens URLs, tracking, without account registration.
http://tinyURL.com Shortens and redirects URLs.
http://trim.li/nk Url shortener service; monitors with statistics.
http://Tweetburner.com Shortens and tracks Twitter and Friendfeed URLs.
http://urlb.org Shortens URLs, analytics, link history, preview and discussion.
http://urlShort.com Shortens URLs.
Which URL shortening services best serve your needs?
Share your comments below on which services you use and why. What are the benefits for you?