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Overview of web technologies used by Snopes.com.
Snopes.com | The definitive fact-checking site and reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation.The definitive Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation.
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9 January 1997
Number 2,320 of all websites according to Alexa
Main visitors locations
WordPress is an open source blog publishing and content management system, based on PHP and MySQL.
PHP is a popular scripting language for creating web pages.
HTML5 is the fifth revision of the HTML standard.
UTF-8 (8-bit Unicode Transformation Format) is a variable-length character encoding for Unicode, which is backwards compatible with ASCII.
PNG (Portable Network Graphics) is a lossless compression image format, suitable to store graphics with uniformly colored areas, and originally introduced as a free, open-source successor of GIF.
JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) is a lossy compression method suitable to store photographic images.
GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) is a lossless compression image format, originally introduced by CompuServe and suitable to store graphics, logos and simple animations.
External Cascading Style Sheets define style rules in a separate CSS file.
Embedded Cascading Style Sheets define a set of style rules in a <style> element within a web page.
Inline Cascading Style Sheets define style rules directly within an (X)HTML element using the style attribute.
Persistent cookies with an expiration time of up to 1 day.
Persistent cookies with an expiration time between 1 day and 1 month.
Persistent cookies with an expiration time between 1 month and 1 year.
Non-HttpOnly cookies are used in the HTTP protocol and also in client side scripts, which may be a security threat.
Non-secure cookies may be used via an unencrypted connections, which may be a security threat.
Gzip (GNU zip) is a file compression algorithm.
HTTP/2 is the second major version of the HTTP network protocol.
The websites redirects visitors to its www subdomain, e.g. from example.com to www.example.com.
The websites redirects visitors to use SSL encryption, e.g. from http://example.com/ to https://example.com/.
The Open Graph protocol, originally developed by Facebook, is an RDFa-based format that enables any web page to become a rich object in a social graph.
Twitter Cards enable automatic attachment of photos, videos and media elements to Tweets.
Generic RDFa (Resource Description Framework in attributes) is RDFa without further specialization.
Microdata is a specification to integrate metadata within existing content on web pages.
IdenTrust is a SSL certificate authority.
Starfield Technologies is an SSL certificate authority owned by Go Daddy.
A Twitter Button allows a Twitter user to post a tweet from the visited site.
Facebook Social Plugins provide a way for Facebook users to share web pages with their friends.
AddThis is a social bookmarking and sharing service owned by Clearspring Technologies.
Google Analytics is a free service to get detailed statistics about the visitors of a website, provided by Google.
Full Circle Studies collects information about general website visitation patterns as part of the ComScore market research.
Quantcast provides visitor statistics of web sites.
The Google Advertising network consists of AdSense, DoubleClick and other services.
Amazon Associates is the affiliate program of Amazon.
Smart AdServer is an advertising networks for ads served on the web, mobile and tablets.
Exponential offers several online advertising services: Tribal Fusion, FullTango, LeadGenuity and EchoTopic.
OpenX (previously called phpAds, phpAdsNew, MaxMediaManager and Openads) is an open source ad management system and ad marketplace.
PageFair detects ad-blocking visitors and shows non-intrusive ads.
The Google Tag Manager is a Google service to support webmasters to manage tags on their websites.
Nginx (pronounced as "engine X") is a lightweight open source web server developed by Igor Sysoev.
Amazon CloudFront is a content delivery web service by Amazon.
The technology score rates a site based on its technologies in a range from 0 to 100. It consists in a popularity score (how many sites use the same technologies), a traffic score (how much traffic have other sites using the same technologies) and a version score (how many sites use more recent technology versions). Quality alerts also affect the rating.
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