Twitter: “Taiwan, Province of China”

Despite all the talk, all the late night sweats in Beijing, and all the curses from VPN-lagging China-based twitterers; it turns out Twitter and the PRC see more eye-to-eye than either side would have you believe.

The following is a screen capture by Nick (@riceagain), a Kiwi splitting his time between Taiwan and the Mainland, who noticed a peculiar phrasing when attempting to set the Twitter tweet location to “Taiwan”:

What can one really say about that but, wow. Twitter, you may have just hurt the feelings of 23 million people, but endeared yourself to 1.3 billion … who can’t use your service.