Some People Can’t Read URLs « Not The User’s Fault

"People using the Web without understanding URLs are quite literally putting themselves in danger, just as if they went out driving on the road without understanding how to read road signs.

I’m not suggesting that we, like, make people take a driver’s test or earn a license before they’re allowed to use the Web. I’m not sure what solution to this is, but I know it involves doing a better job of educating people. Maybe Firefox could do more to teach first-time users what URLs are and why they should pay attention to them.

If there was ever something like a video-game tutorial level for the Internet, then reading URLs surely ought to be one of the skills that the “player” needs to master before moving on."


Posted by: marind