Heh, er, so obviously I’m delighted that my grown up humour slipped unnoticed into the Guardian’s Media Monkey today, but “Utter Cock As Usual” was not the web address of the Express’s recent story “Danger from just 7 cups of coffee a day“. It’s just the web address I cheekily gave it on my blog post two weeks ago. I thought this was fairly well known, but for those who haven’t joined in the lolz, the websites of Express and the Telegraph, at least, let you substitute whatever text you want at the end of their web addresses.
The Daily Mail website, meanwhile, will accept alternative text in a URL to load the page, but then replaces it afterwards.
And you can build a lolz URL for any website you like using ? and +
I trust this information will be put to good use.
I also think it’s interesting that within about one millisecond of the inaccurate story about the dodgy URL appearing in Media Monkey, the Express’s article was taken down, but they were entirely unfazed by my entirely accurate column two weeks ago demonstrating that their news story was, indeed, utter cock as usual. Priorities.