Subliminal Resource Locators

Earlier in the week, Jacob turned me on to an interesting article about readable URLs. It’s been sitting in the back of my mind ever since.

Today, I was poking around Muxtape, to see how they do what they do. I ran across something interesting in their Amazon S3 URLs, where they house the MP3s:

http://muxtape.s3…?PLEASE=DO_NOT_STEAL_MUSIC&AWS…

Funny. What a great way to communicate a message.

On a related note, I have to say that I love Muxtape. Justin Ouellette has done a great job of giving users what they want while keeping the concept, process and interface very simple. It follows many of the same principles that we try to follow at Songza. I’m really interested to see where it goes from here — hopefully, it stays true to its minimalistic ways.

P.S. My Muxtape is at http://srobbin.muxtape.com


Posted on April 3, 2008 at 2:05 pm.