Preliminary link rot results are that 25% of bookmarks saved in 2009 are dead, and 17% saved in 2011 are gone. Spreadsheet to follow

4:32 PM · Aug 18, 2014

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@Pinboard this is exactly why I archive the contents of things I care about, not just the URLs.
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@pinboard would love a peek at which domains rot a lot of links, too, if it's not difficult.
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@anildash yeah, I’ll try to extract info like that from the public subset of bookmarks. Posterous Spaces is the one I’ve been noticing a lot
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Replying to @ilianathewitch
@ianweller yes indeed
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@Pinboard I found it hard to study link rot using a script since dead URLs often return a "200 OK" but with another (default) page.
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@triskweline yes, that is the big reason I’m doing the checking by hand
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@Pinboard initially read this kind of like "death of spreadsheets to follow" and I was all "thank GOD".
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@Pinboard is there a way to see specific sites that are particularly bad (or good)?
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@Pinboard Still had this tweet open in a tab. Still live, a year later!
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