The great and powerful Margot Bloomstein wrote a thought-provoking article on what I like to call “anecdata.” Anecdotes, which too many people confuse with data. She concluded her article with a “personal acrostic,” which in turn was inspired by Josh Silverman’s post. It’s most interesting as it’s an unintentional URL acrostic.
Ever one to jump on board a (valuable, interesting, and fun) train, I present you with my personal acrostic. The URLs that autocomplete when I type each letter of the alphabet into my browser.
My Unintentional URL Acrostic
A few surprises I noticed: I had no idea I had been visiting the Confab website so frequently. I also had no idea I spent so much time reading web comics!
A is for Amazon. No surprise there!
B is for Basecamp. Although I have mixed feelings about Basecamp, many of my clients use it.
C is for Confab Events (No shock there!)
D is for Google Docs
E is for Wikipedia
F is for Foodler. If you live in the Boston area, this is the best place for all sort of delivery. It’s the Grubhub of Boston.
G is for Gmail.
H is for Hyperbole and a Half, a fantastic web comic (if you have my bizarre sense of humor).
I is for imdb.
J is for join.me. It’s a really simple (free!) screensharing tool. I’ve found it very valuable for smaller clients and less tech-savvy clients.
K is for Kayak. No surprise there!
L is for Lavacon, where I’ll be speaking on Content Strategy and storytelling, come October.
M is for marlimesibovblog.wordpress.com
N is for npr.com/wait-wait-dont-tell-me, coming to Massachusetts in just one month!
O is for Open Table.
P is for PBnGames, my newest venture into creating educational games.
Q is for Questionable Content, my guilty pleasure webcomic. I’m surprised it came up first, but then again, how many URLs begin with Q? Good work on choosing a comic name, Jeph!
R is for REI, where I buy the vast majority of my wardrobe.
S is for Salesforce. This one is thanks for a client.
T is for Todoist, the best To Do list application I’ve ever found.
U is for UX Booth. If you’re not reading UX Booth, start now!
V is for Google Voice.
W is for weather.com.
X is for xkcd. Oof. I spend more time reading webcomics than I realized.
Y is for YouTube.
Z is for zillow.com. Which reminds me, if anyone has a spare million dollars lying around, I’d like to buy a house!