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Watch: Find out how a URL works in the space of a minute*

*Well, one minute and 22 seconds.

IF YOU HAVE ever had to explain a piece of tech jargon like OS or NFC to someone, you will likely know the difficulty in describing them in terms that they will understand.

In the case of URLs (or Uniform Resource Locators if you want to be very technical), you won’t have to worry about explaining it properly as AFP News Agency has put together a quick video breaking down the entire function of a URL.

For those who feel lost hearing the term, each segment is broken down into relatable analogies like the idea that a URL is the online version of an address and what happens if you enter in the wrong letter or character into it.

For the rest of us, treat it as a refresher.

(If the video link doesn’t work below, you can view it directly here)

Source: AFP news agency/YouTube

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