Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 17th Feb 2010 12:29 UTC
Editorial Recently, a story about people mistaking a news story for the Facebook login page has received considerable media attention. It's currently being seen by many as justification for the recent trend in locking people out of their computers for their own protection - but anyone with even basic mathematical skills and a calculator should come to the conclusion that this story has been blown way out of proportion.
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RE: URLs not really universal
by Soulbender on Wed 17th Feb 2010 19:46 UTC in reply to "URLs not really universal"
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If entering "facebook" on the location bar doesn't take you to the correct location, it's broken, simple as that.

They didnt type "facebook", they typed "facebook login". The first one always worked while the second one is unclear what is actually meant. The address bar works as it should and google works as it should.

URLs depend on DNS, which is really just another search engine

DNS is a directory, not a search engine.

There is no such web site name list, so search engines are used as a substitute

Guess what happens when you use the wrong tool for the job? Search engines does not list sites, the list search results for content.
There's is NOTHING here that is a technology problem and it can not be solved with technology.

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