URL Shorteners: Is a Custom One the Solution?

Steve Borsch, Connecting the Dots, Mar 19, 2009
Commentary by Stephen Downes

So of course the spammers have started infiltrating to short URL sites (like tinyurl, my own fave) in an effort to attract traffic to their sites. Any system that involves one person putting content on someone else's website will eventually attract spam. So the answer to the question in the title is: yes. Ah, but how. That is the more interesting question.
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