We live in a world were we can watch events unfold in another country the moment they happen, we can get updates from people on the ground via twitter, facebook…
We got used to all this! Today I was amazed by the fact that wikipedia was updated and google had already cached the new page less then an hour after Mubarak resigned!
Found those quotes by Rafik Hariri on google news after the football match our politicians played! I guess google missed a thing or two in 2005!
From this error I guess what google news does when looking for quotes is try to find a full name for some last name that is followed by a quote. For example all the articles contain: “Hariri said: blabla”. Since most of the articles are from foreign news outlets they have a summary on where does Saad Hariri come from containing “Rafik Hariri died in a …” so what google does is that it looks for the full name of a person inside a bunch of articles and assumes he’s the one giving opinions.
We finaly have a version of google made for Lebanon! www.google.com.lb! Does anyone have any info about it? Do you know what the 4th language is?