Experiences on the Front Lines of User Interfaces and Web Development

Website fail: parsing

Memo to Facebook: groups of characters starting with "www." may not be websites!

Here was my real life example where I said "awww...a little [something, probably a kitty but I've now forgotten because I clipped the screenshot]" and Facebook decided to hyperlink part of it automatically. Of course it did not go anywhere valid!


Lesson: if you are going to "be smart" and do something "helpful," make sure you only do it when appropriate, otherwise you've caused frustration and confusion to users.

Look forward to some usability fails in the next couple days, there's so many out there!
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