Tuesday, July 8, 2008

What's in a URL?

Have you ever logged onto a website using a URL that you thought was correct? And what you received was merely a different website? Sometimes, it is actually really very embarrassing what you find. Like once, I put in www.boa.com (looking for Bank of America) and I got a beaked bird on my screen. They really should recoin the phrase “surfing the web” and change it to “fishing for URLs!”

The other day, I typed in the following website by mistake, thinking it was my own: http://www.fishinchix.com/shop/pc/home.asp

I have now learned about a woman-owned business called fishin chix – they specialize in lots of fishing related activities.

So, what’s in a URL?

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