Cli.gs, one of the services used to shorten URLs on sites such as Twitter is to shut down at the end of this month. The service which has tens of thousands of users including myself, just can’t seem to make a profit, so the company has announced it will shut down on Sunday the 25th October, with the forwarding service operating until the end of November, the company states that after that it is anybodies guess as to how long the service will continue to forward the short URL’s to their destination.

According to the company spokesperson increased costs and time spent on customer service were the major factors for the shut down. On the other hand,Cli.gs major competitor Bit.ly, the default URL shortner for Twitter seems to be a bit of a roll lately.

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