Saturday, February 10, 2007

How a typo gets around the world...

So, in a previous post, I mentioned that this blog was linked by Engadget. Turns out that Engadget folks made a typo (used a "t" instead a "s" in the domain name). I have asked them to correct the typo since. The term "waru360" is new and unique, so it's easy to keep track of the typo on google. It is interesting to see how far the typo has travelled. It first turned up on SWik, and then Zimbio (food and wine portal?), and now on a Japanese site. These reminds me of what happens when you have your identity stolen. The misinformation just propagates itself and gets harder and hard to correct... This will probably diminish after the the correct spelling shows up in more places.

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