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Save who from Berlusconi?

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Here's a strange thing - web sites are showing up in google with the query string "Save Us from Berlusconi" appended to the end of their URL, like http://somedomain.com/?q=Save+Us+from+Berlusconi. Witness: Google results. There's even a long thread about it on Google Support. I happened to notice it when a Google Blog search came up with the errant query string added onto the Transformers Wiki and Seibertron.com URLs.

I suspect the way that they may be getting in there is by someone adding the URL with query string to Google Reader. Why someone would do this is a question in itself. What are they hoping to achieve? It's clearly a political statement, but delivered in a distinctly odd manner.

Posted April 20, 2010 10:02 PM

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Well, perhaps if you saved them from Berlusconi, you wouldn't be having these problems now, would you?

Posted by: Thad Ritchards | April 21, 2010 5:22 PM

I'm too busy saving people from Kevin Rudd at the moment. They can wait their turn. :)

Posted by: Alden | April 21, 2010 5:42 PM

What everyone seems to forget is that Italians like their leaders to be crooks - and Silvio is simply the most egregious example of the breed. A look back at Twentieth Century Italian politics shows that the government in that country changed more often than you or I change our socks. And what with the Vatican there as well, you can add homophobic misogyny, wilful denial of plain truth, and paedophilia to the mix.

Posted by: Jeff Stone | April 23, 2010 10:25 PM

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