Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Google Maltese site prank

Like the incident which happened nearly four years ago, Google Malta fall victim of another prank, probably devised on April's Fool.








The prank is very simple - since Google Language Translation web services rely solely on volunteers, which can be you and me, and not on trusted translators, people can give their own translation. This leads to vandalism - much to what happens on a regular basis on Wikipedia.







As an ethical * heq him * individual, I decided to revert the translation to its original form and explaining the reason of the change, thus removing the 'cool factor' which the prankster thought to have achieved.







The changes will probably take a couple of days to come into effect..