#?&%! Why do some URLs look like cuss words in comic books? We have the answer.
As you probably know, URLs (uniform resource locators) are basically “addresses” for websites. Type one into your browser, and you’re instantly reading news, watching videos, scheduling sketchy tête-à-têtes, and so on.
That’s why URLs were originally supposed to be easy to remember. And yet, a ton of today’s web addresses are incredibly long and indecipherable. Why does that happen? And what do all those characters mean?