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Tr.im said they were shutting down. They said it was an unviable business model (I’m sure it is), while whining heavily about Twitter partnering with Bit.ly.

People were pissed and worried about link rot.

Tr.im says “Oh wow! You guys DO care about me!!” Plus, more whining about Bit.ly.

Bit.ly offers Tr.im $10,000 to take it over. Tr.im says:

They used this “offer” to inject themselves into the conversation, and generate attention for their shallow initiative to address link-rot. It was transparent, and so I rejected it.

I leave a comment pointing out how rather insane it is to reject an offer for a pile of cash for something you were just about to throw in the dumpster.

My comment is deleted.

Comments like this are all over:

Yes!! i really like tr.im. MUCH better than bit.ly

Whatever. All feedback is welcome my ass.