Rants & Ramblings

random commentary about culture, media, politics, technology and whatnot.

apr
10
2011

Here's an Unlike.ly Tale: Gadhafi Does Swimming.ly on the Internet | Wall Street Journal

Jess Bravin writes, “Where have the United Nations, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the U.S. Air Force directed Twitter followers to learn more about military action in Libya? To an Internet domain controlled by the regime of Col. Moammar Gadhafi … The reason is a linguistic anomaly that might be Col. Gadhafi’s most unlikely asset: Libya’s Internet domain happens to be the English language’s adverbial suffix: ly.”