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c. mendoza on Sun, 7 Dec 2008 02:37:47 +0100 (CET)


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Re: <nettime> Facebook 24 hours summary; new arrestings, apologizes...


> Columbia is on 4th place!

"Columbia" is a city in the United States, and many other things.  
"Colombia" is the name of the country you are looking for.

Apologies, but this is a huge pet peeve of mine, and I suspect of all  
Colombians.

Google says:
Results 1 - 10 of about 4,740,000 for columbia+ "south america"
Results 1 - 10 of about 6,890,000 for colombia+ "south america"

Yes, there are many things mixed in there, but the query:
colombia+ "south america" travel

prompts Google to ask:
Did you mean: columbia+ "south america" travel

Oh, the beauty of collective wisdom. If enough people are wrong, wrong  
becomes the new right.

Again, apologies for both taking this OT and correcting...

c.


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