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URLs Everywhere  (View post)

Eduard Blacquière [PersonRank 0]

Tuesday, August 12, 2008
14 years ago4,111 views

Goog thinking, Phillip. It's actually a bit scary to sum up what Google knows or can know about you. On the other hand anticipating on this gives a lot of opportunities.

Rohit Srivastwa [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

All of these are

rel='external nofollow'


Luca [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Don´t forget ehan the U in Url stand for " universal " (or unique?)

so, think about "universal " links...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

> Don´t forget ehan the U in Url stand for
> " universal " (or unique?)

The U in URL and URI stands for Uniform Resource Locator these days but if I remember correctly, Tim Berners-Lee in his book Weaving the Web suggests it was supposed to mean Universal, but that the "universal ID" claim might have been to big at the time. But I would need to look this up again to see what it said exactly. Hmm, can I use Google Book search to search just one book?

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

URLs in browser bookmarks and bookmark synchronizer software, URLs in the Google toolbar and other toolbars, URLs in Google Web Accelerator, URLs in software source code, URLs in Usenet posts, URLs on CD-ROMs.

URLs in songs (my kids sing a song which ends in the line "and now the only name that she will answer to is").

Justin [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

>>>URLs are sent around in emails (some of which Google already stores in Gmail)

The line above, I'm afraid, may probably freak out some average online users. I did have a friend who "deletes" all the emails from her Gmail, claiming that Google read her emails.

Luca [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

is this an url?

Brent [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

Google knows more about you than you do. Google Suggest knows what you want before you do. All your base are ours.

Someone [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

I reminded me of this:

"When we started this company, we were out to change the world. And we did that. Without us, the change probably would have happened anyway, maybe six months or a year later, and who-knows-what would have played out differently. But we were the ones who actually did it. When you see URLs on grocery bags, on billboards, on the sides of trucks, at the end of movie credits just after the studio logos – that was us, we did that. We put the Internet in the hands of normal people. We kick-started a new communications medium. We changed the world."

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