Saturday, 16 May 2009

Wrecsam, England!!

Yes, that's where I live according to Facebook, along with the other 300,000 Facebook members who live in Wales. Wrecsam always used to be Wrecsam, UK but its now changed to Wrecsam, England. Unfortunately we've never been able to have our location as Wrecsam, Wales. Peter Black AM describes it as outrageous and accuses Facebook of being 'geographically challenged,' which a great many Americans are. How often do we hear the Yanks refer to England when they mean GB or the UK, they just cannot differentiate between the two. There are now numerous Facebook cause groups campaigning to change this...all it needs is a drop down menu with a list of countries. But the big question is how to communicate this demand for change to Facebook? Look as much as you like you will not find the contact details or addresses for Facebook HQ in Palo Alto, California, or their international offices in Dublin and London anywhere.

How about it anyone fancy a little trip and a good old fashioned protest outside Facebook HQ in Palo Alto.

UPDATE - Facebook Inc, 1601 S.California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA, 94304-1111
Telephone 650-543-4800

3 comments:

Draig said...

Perhaps it might be an idea to contact some Welsh-American groups to look into this. I can remember doing a petition against a company called "English Country cottages" who were marketing us as part of England - a hell of a lot of Welsh-Americans signed...

Plaid Gwersyllt said...

I have emailed a friend who is prominent in Welsh American circles in Illinois and Wisconsin.

Draig said...

Good stuff. Keep us posted!