Autovist broken-URL notification

Isn’t just awful when a great link you’ve been sharing breaks?  Perhaps the content has been removed or the website has been reorganized.  As busy online activists, we don’t have the time to check all the links we share. Especially when we use Autovist and have thousands of tweets in our knowledge-base, checking links becomes unmanageable.

Before Autovist broadcasts a tweet for you, it extracts the URL:

and makes sure that it still works.  Upon finding a broken link, Autovist immediately emails you, like this:

If its time to retire the tweet because its no longer so relevant, or you just don’t want the tweet to be broadcast again until you fix it – no worries! Autovist has already de-activated it for you.

Concerning the above tweet, it’s one of @VaxCalc’s oldest and most important because of the source: CHE is a reputable, scientific, grassroots, cross-discipline collaborative. (Another way to tell that the tweet is really old is that it uses bit.ly. Autovist now has its own URL shortener / click-tracker.)

At first, my reaction was: “Oh No! This is a very important resource!”  But then I went and checked the CHE website and discovered that it was just reorganized (which broke all old links).  Whew!

This is really good news because the tweet is SO old that it was created when Twitter did not support images.  So its time to drop this tweet and create a brand new one with an attention-grabbing, informative picture.

Here’s the new tweet:

Autovist is always doing its best to make sure that everything works for you and your followers, saving you time, hassle and improving your reputation for reliability (as in: keeping those links fixed!)

Chris Downey

Founder, VaxCalc Labs and creator of Autovist and the Vaccine Ingredients Calculator.

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Founder, VaxCalc Labs and creator of Autovist and the Vaccine Ingredients Calculator.

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