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Welsh users of Facebook have got themselves into a bit of a tizz since the social networking site decided it coudn't be arsed with Wales and shifted a large percentage of its population to England.

According to the BBC, those whose home towns were previously listed as Aberystwyth, Bridgend, Cardiff, Pontypridd and Swansea - all in Wales - now enjoy the privilege of residing over the border, with locations now appearing as, for example, "Llandrindod Wells, England".

Student Alex Smith told the Beeb: "I just noticed, and a couple of my friends did as well, it moved Cardiff to England for some unknown reason. It must have happened some time overnight."

Cue a mass protest of 8,000 users, who have joined campaign groups demanding their relocation back to the land of their fathers. Emails to Facebook have so far met with silence, and so serious has the situation become that some have resorted to retaliatory geographical action.

Smith told the Beeb that some of his chums had "changed their location on their profiles to different Cardiffs elsewhere in the world as a protest", so they now live in Cardiff, New Zealand or Cardiff, Australia.

Doubtless the threat of users upping sticks to multiple Cardiffs with no regard for their true domicile will prompt Facebook to mobilise a crack team of relocation technicians before Web 0.2 implodes. ®

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