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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com.

 

Romania according to people’s Google autocomplete searches

British journalists have drawn up a map of the world using Google's autocomplete responses. According to this map, Romania is seen as a poor country.

The autocomplete function sometimes reveals underlying stereotypes about an area, based on what people search about it, reports Indy100.com. Thus, journalists ran each country through UK Google's autocomplete function, using the format “Why is [country] so…”. Based on these results, they draw up a map according to which Romania is seen as a poor country, and not as a corrupt one as many would expect.

Neighboring Republic of Moldova is also considered a poor country, similar to Slovakia, Portugal, Ukraine or Greece. On the other hand, Ireland, UK, Denmark, Switzerland and Austria are the EU states seen as rich.

Meanwhile, Belgium is seen as boring, France and Hungary are perceived as racist, Belarus is scary, and Italy -corrupt.

Around the world, the US is seen as being divided, Canada is nice, China is among the rich countries, and Japan is weird.

Find the map here.

Irina Marica, irina.marica@romania-insider.com

(photo source: Indy100.com)

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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com.

 

Romania according to people’s Google autocomplete searches

British journalists have drawn up a map of the world using Google's autocomplete responses. According to this map, Romania is seen as a poor country.

The autocomplete function sometimes reveals underlying stereotypes about an area, based on what people search about it, reports Indy100.com. Thus, journalists ran each country through UK Google's autocomplete function, using the format “Why is [country] so…”. Based on these results, they draw up a map according to which Romania is seen as a poor country, and not as a corrupt one as many would expect.

Neighboring Republic of Moldova is also considered a poor country, similar to Slovakia, Portugal, Ukraine or Greece. On the other hand, Ireland, UK, Denmark, Switzerland and Austria are the EU states seen as rich.

Meanwhile, Belgium is seen as boring, France and Hungary are perceived as racist, Belarus is scary, and Italy -corrupt.

Around the world, the US is seen as being divided, Canada is nice, China is among the rich countries, and Japan is weird.

Find the map here.

Irina Marica, irina.marica@romania-insider.com

(photo source: Indy100.com)

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