The Web is NOT international

Of course the technology is world wide, the content is available world wide and there are many trying to sort out language translators to make it accessible world wide.

However, most people don't think 'world wide'.
In particular people don't think about the time zone differences. Oh, yeah, in the USofA they are conscious of different time zones across their country. In the UofK they think a wee bit about the hour or so difference between themselves and continental Europe.

But when there's a release of something that marks a particular day/event it's generally assumed to be local time.

You want examples, you can't handle examples ... or something.
Try these on for size:
  • Pirate Day (September 19th)
  • April Fools Day
  • Christmas Day
  • New Years Eve
  • ... the list could be endless ...
Next time you're on-line during those particular events check out when the 'themes' for your web dashboard get updated. Check out when the quirky logos get updated for the search engines. Check out when the on-line services you use start the day with a topical/seasonal welcome message.

And then, if you're not in NZ, Australia and the like ask why it all happened just as you were finishing your work day and were heading off to the pub!

But don't just ask - point it out to those that are at least 12 hours late!

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