on the internent :(Madagascar <<<<< Mexico)
Not even close.
But this asks the question which country is the 'most' on the internet.
To answer this I decided to use two resources: Wikipedia, and Google Trends; The method was to break the official International Organization for Standardization (ISO) list down into groups of five that then would be run through Google Trends on a 30-day check. Where there are many possible combinations represent a country, the best result will be taken for comparision (ie: United States of America would be (United States, America, USA, US).
These best results, then are regrouped into sets of five, etc, until we have a clear winner for presence on the internet.
List of countries reconized by the ISO
Results are as follow.
Round 1 - 246 coutries (similar names contatonated below):
China , Colombia , Cuba ,
*cuba beats Denmark!
Ecuador , Ethiopia ,
*Falkland Islands (Malvinas) was far stronger a month ago
France , Georgia ,
*unable to seperate the country from the state
Germany , Guatemala , Guinea , Hong Kong , India , Japan ,
*Italy had a nice spike a while back
*again unable to distingush the state from the country
*did not dinstingush "Democratic People's Republic of " "Republic of "
Lebanon , Luxembourg , Malaysia , Malta , Mexico , Morocco , Nepal ,
New Zealand , Nigeria , Pakistan , Peru , Portugal , Romania ,
*romania > russia !?!?
Saint Pierre and Miquelon ,
*st > saint, unable to disnguinisht the man from this country
Sao Tome and Principe ,
Singapore , South Africa ,
*South > S.
Spain , Swaziland , Sweden , Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey ,
*unable to dintinguish Turkey from turkey
United States ,
*US, doesn't reconise the difference between the US and us.
Round 2 - Will the ambugity of US dominate?:
Australia , Canada , France , India, Japan , Mexico , Peru , Singapore , Spain ,
*recent surge in spain due to swine flu!
Round 3 - Well this was unexpected...:
The final result,
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