Japan shuns URLs

March 24, 2008 • 30 sec read

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Cabel talks about his visit to Japan and how URLs have been supplanted by search terms in advertising, with photos:

It makes sense, right? All the good domain names are gone. Getting people to a specific page in a big site is difficult (who’s going to write down anything after the first slash?).

This fits in well with the discussion about location bars as command lines, and the power of Control-L.

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