Cool Marketing

The guys over at zapr have a very cool new survey, I strongly recommend having a go at it….. it’s very random – and a bit pointless – but that’s what’s so refreshing about it. Gone are the usual questions about technologies you like to use or your age / sex / favourite blog, and in are requests for poems and your views on Orange (the colour – not the company)

It’s genius and Michael and the rest of the team at Zapr should be congratulated for his originality.


Google discrimination?

Now, I’ve always found the concept of “US English” & “British English” rather amusing – English is English – and so by definition, it comes from England (or Britain if you like…) So americans spell some stuff wrong…. that’s their perogative I guess….

But Google, the “Do NO Evil” company… how could you discriminate so? I was reading fellow ManxMan Dan Karran’s Blog, and I came across this rather interesting little factiod.

It seems that if you change you regional settings away from US English then the much publicised changes to GoogleTalk are not available to you…. no chat window in your inbox – I just presumed that I was unlucky not to have it yet…. but no, I was daft enough to ammend my local settings to UK English – heaven forbid! I live in the UK (give or take a technicality – it’s strictly a Crown Dependency and part of the British Isles rather than the UK – but who’s splitting hairs?)

More importantly – I was missing the MUCH Hyped Delete button – what’s going on Google? Does delete mean something different in US English? Has your localisation team been too busy to translate?

I’m disappointed to say the least…..


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