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Friday, October 22, 2004
 
Google Exploits Volunteer Translators?
Dirson reports that a message is found in the Galician version of Google that criticizes the search engine. Basically, if you make a search that has no results, like "aaaaiuyq", you get this message:
Google, empresa millonaria, EXPLOTA TRADUTORES VOLUNTARIOS para gañar máis diñeiro. "aaaaiuyq".
Dirson also has a screenshot (the snippet below is a part of the screen capture, the rest of it can be found behind the link):

Translated back into English, it means:
Your search 'aaaaiuyq' did not match any documents. Google, millionaire company, EXPLOITS VOLUNTARY TRANSLATORS to earn more money
Basically, Google translates through volunteers, and one of them played a cruel joke, which I'm sure will be corrected as soon as someone reads this. How exactly it is possible to exploit volunteers, I don't get, but I guess this is the risk you take when you do anything wiki-style.

Comments:
A Microsoft secret agent in action... hehehe...

I bet MSN Search is going to be happy :P.
 
A Microsoft secret agent in action... hehehe...

I bet MSN Search is going to be happy :P.
 
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