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URL ABC

I was thinking earlier this week that the blog meme — an idea which bloggers respond to and propagate to their peers — seemed to have died out when I came across URL ABC. You put the letters of the alphabet into your browser’s location bar and see what URL comes up. Well, let’s give that a go:

  1. http://www.argos.co.uk/
  2. http://www.biblegateway.com/
  3. http://www.defendthetowers.com/canyondefence.html
  4. http://www.dell.co.uk/
  5. http://www.evernote.com/
  6. http://www.flickr.com/
  7. http://webmail.imsu.ox.ac.uk/ (Groupwise web access)
  8. http://www.highways.gov.uk/traffic/traffic.aspx
  9. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/
  10. http://digital-photography-school.com/forum/jr-mods/
  11. http://kingsway.co.uk/
  12. http://www.libcat.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cgi-bin/borrower_server.sh
  13. http://maps.google.co.uk/
  14. http://news.bbc.co.uk/
  15. http://www.openstreetmap.org/
  16. http://purefocus.co.nz/
  17. http://disqus.com/
  18. http://www.reverbnation.com/basswulf
  19. http://www.spamgourmet.com/
  20. http://twitter.com/mattrees
  21. http://uk.myspace.com/
  22. http://www.virginmobile.com/
  23. http://weblearn.ox.ac.uk/
  24. http://www.xcweather.co.uk/GB/forecast
  25. http://www.youtube.com/

Some of those fit more obvious than others – Firefox sometimes also picks from the middle of the name or the site title. I’ve also dropped a couple of bank references (security prudence) and some of the long URLs that were sites like Google Reader looking up different feeds. Some of these are ones I have visited recently while others are older (for example, I’ve been to Amazon much more recently than Argos). An interesting diversion though.

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