New Project to Archive Web Shortcuts

If you blog, tweet or simply like to click through many layers of links as you surf, then you'll be familiar with url shorteners, the handy tools from organisations such as ot TinyURL which slim down long web addresses to more manageable lengths.  But have you ever stopped to think what would happen if one of these shortcut services ceased to exist, taking all its services and software with it?In response to this problem, the Internet Archive has set up 301Works, an archiving project which will be able to keep the links running in the event of the demise of any member companies. Read analysis from Searcher's Barbara Quint and comments from project director Stowe Boyd, here.