The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Saturday, Debtember 21, 2019

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When I post here, a link is added to both LinkedIn and Facebook. I do this both to get my post out there, and to have a place where people can comment. What I did not expect was to have Facebook translate automatically.

My friend Bob remarked on Facebook, “Laughing that FB auto translated that.” When I asked what “that” was, my friend Amanda replied “on the contrary my brother.” And I don't know how I feel about that. I specifically choose that title, but Facebook goes and translates it. I wasn't expecting that. And it's not like people are incapable of highlighting the phrase and doing an Internet search on it.

Am I complaining about crutches again? Is this pandering to “stupid Americans?” Are my posts translated to English if they're aren't? No, I'm seeing posts in non-English with an option to have Facebook translate it. It might be the “smartphone” Facebook application does this automatically. I don't know, I don't have the Facebook application on my phone to check.

I wonder that Facebook will do to the title of this post?

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