I woke up this morning after travelling most of Friday and Saturday only to find that the website which hosts our Fresh Links has dissappeared. Without warning, notice, or any other indication it seems to have vanished and been replaced with some random domain parking web page in it’s place advertising for restaurants. My first guess (and hopefully the correct one) is that the site still in fact exists, but has been hacked or otherwise redirected to the 805lunch site by some malicious user. My second guess (and hopefully NOT the correct one) is that the site has shutdown. The next few days will prove which is true, but until that time I’ll be trying to contact the owner(s) of Jots.com, the social bookmarking site that was hosting our Fresh Links. I’ll also be trying to piece back together the contents of the Fresh Links using some cached sites on the Internet that were picking up the feeds. Whether or not the bookmarking site comes back, we should have the Fresh Links back up and running by week’s end.
I apologize profusely to anyone that uses the resources provided on the Fresh Links, especially those that might subscribe to it’s RSS feed. It has always been my intention to provide a reliable, well maintained, and practical collection of ed tech resources here on the site, and now one of the technologies which I had come to rely on appears to be missing in action. With luck the service will be up and back to normal in a timely manner, but until then I am truly sorry for the inconvenience; we now return you to your regularly scheduled blogging 🙂