In which a company that helped make URLs obtuse and unreadable decides that URLs are too obtuse and unreadable and ought to be replaced 🤔

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simonwoods

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@eli What could go wrong.

smokey

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@simonwoods @eli Only the web. Because it’s not like URLs aren’t one of the 3 fundamental building blocks of the web (HTTP, HTML, URL), right?

You know what doesn’t need URLs? (Web-ish) silos and places where people don’t create, but only consume. Because, you know, if you want to link to something (even another page on your own website), you need a URL, and I don’t know how you replace that (at least not with something that’s not more complex than URLs).

simonwoods

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@smokey @eli Just use your friend Google! Also make sure you're using Mastercard and the rest of Google's partners so they can "better serve you".

Bruce

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@eli @simonwoods @smokey One of the Internet's major flaws is it favors monopolies. Once a service reaches a critical mass, it becomes incredibly difficult to get people to switch. And now Google, which made its fortune off the open web, is destroying it. 😰

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