Mlkshk mirror

Last week, in my post about mirroring content, I said:

“When we get into the groove of using a new service for a few years, it’s easy to forget that web sites don’t have a very good track record.”

Now we find out that Mlkshk is shutting down. They are working with the Internet Archive to make sure the content is preserved, and they might still find a buyer for the whole service, but as things stand it’s likely that every link to Mlkshk-hosted images will break in September.

Mlkshk hasn’t been on my radar lately, but it was widely used enough a couple years ago that I added support for its image thumbnails to Tweet Library. I hope they can at least find a solution to keep working as a static site.