John Scalzi recently blogged about an experiment “where for no especially good reason”, he typed each letter of the alphabet into his web browser to discover the link it autocompleted to. It sounded like a fun introspective learning experience, so I did the same. Here are my results…
A: About.me is a free service that lets you create a beautiful one-page website that’s all about you and your interests.
B: Bukkit.org is home to Minecraft Server mod that I use on my private server.
C: Commotion.com is social media tool for Radio stations. A project I work on.
D: DontStarveGame.com is a browser based survival game. Caution: can be addictive.
E: Element14.com is an online community specifically for engineers. Also where you can buy the RaspberryPi.
H: Hootsuite.com is a social media aggregator that I don’t really use. I must not go to many pages starting with ‘H’.
I: Indieroyal.com a great place to get indie game bundles at a great price.
J: Jmy.be is my personal shortened URL. The base URL redirects to right here.
K: Kout.com helps you to understand your social influence. I pay more attention to this site than I’d like to admit.
L: Lifehacker.com is one of my all time favorites. Life and software hacks to make your world easier.
N: Neowin.net is a technology news site that I don’t remember going to. I must not type ‘N’ much.
O: Ooma.com is an excellent VoIP service that I’ve been using since 2009.
Q: Whig.com the local Quincy, IL news paper “Quincy Herald Whig.” I never type ‘Q’.
R: RadioINK.com is a radio industry magazine.
S: Sourceforge.net is a awesome directory of OpenSource software projects.
U: Unbaby.me is a clever browser plug-in that turns all those baby pictures on Facebook into something cool from Instagram. I don’t type ‘U’ much either.
V: Verifyphone.com is a site that allows reverse phone-number look ups. In my battle to block all telemarketers, I end up here a lot.
W: Wgem.com is a local Quincy, IL TV station.
X: Xfinity.comcast.net. I used to end up here a bunch checking on my bandwidth cap.
Z: ZDnet.com is a technology news site.