This has little to do with anything other than its the weirdest web thing that just happened. Looking for the forecast I typed “eather.com” into my browser instead of weather.com, saw the error of my ways and clicked the stop button before “eather.com” could load. Then I positioned the cursor to the right of the “e” to add the “w,” but what I ended up doing was highlighted the address so that when I typed the “w” everything else deleted and just the “w” was in the address box as I hit the return key.
In the next second the front page of www.whitehouse.gov is in my browser. Huh? So I did again: “w” then pressed enter = the whitehouse.gov website. WTF? So what happens with “a” + enter? That takes you to apple.com. B? Well of course, that’s btselem.com the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in Occupied Territories. Yikes! C is cspan.org. D give you dlink.com. Any guesses for “E?”
Duh: the online home of the E! TV network. F? G? T? And so on? Go find out for yourself.
I’ve been running around the internut for going on 11 years now and I never knew this. Please someone tell me I’m not the last person in the ether to discover this one-letter redirect function.
Oh and just for kicks: S? For some reason you end up at mcdonalds.com. I’m not lovin’ it.