Occasionally, you might see different geolocation websites or services point to this weird location.
It’s a spot in the middle of the ocean right around the Gulf of Guinea.
This “location” is called Null Island. And it’s the result of a computer error.
In reality, there’s nothing there except a weather buoy
But according to computers, Null Island is the home of thousands of people where millions of pictures, messages and posts are being made.
The key is Null Island’s coordinates, 0°0'0" N 0°0'0" E
Whenever a computer doesn’t register your coordinates, or the coordinates of a photo you uploaded or a post you made, it still registers your location, but as Null, aka nothing.
Most systems know that and recognize that Null means no location has been recorded. But some systems don’t, and they interpret Null as being the “coordinates of nothing”. Or 0°0'0" N 0°0'0" E. Aka, Null Island.
Don’t tell me, in the audience, that I’m wrong about the story you’re telling. If I can make the argument I’m making about what’s going on, and you think it’s wrong, that’s not my fault, that’s yours. You’re telling the story, and if I’m wrong, you’re not doing your job.
If you don’t like what I see happening in your story, telling me I’m wrong isn’t going to help. You haven’t made a compelling enough argument to get me on board what a different perspective yet. You haven’t made your point.
You’ve been ambiguous enough for my interpretation to exist. If you don’t like that perspective, if you really want to shut me up, write it out. You have all the power here. Don’t tell me I’m wrong; get the story to convince me.
Don’t blame me that my perspective is perfectly reasonable and arguable. You invented all the facts.
The only true thing in the story. Everything else is jazz hands.