Eternal Remont has pointed here to the problem of Abkhazia on Facebook. It seems Facebook recognises states not nations. So groups are now developing for Abkhazians who consider they are not in Georgia.
It's also a big problem for Kosovo. If you find yourself in Pristina, on Googlemaps somehow you passed the Kosovo border and ended up in Serbia, which is illegal in the real world. I tried to put my favourite bookshop (which is in Pristina) on LibraryThing, but it wouldn't let me put Pristina in Kosovo, so I had to leave the state blank.
Dopplr isn't much better. I haven't been to Pristina lately but this is what it offers me:
It seems that some time ago, Podgorica moved from Serbia and Montenegro (as my old Outlook version insisted) and is now in just Montenegro, according to most software I use.
My iPod Touch thinks I am in Kiev. It doesn't allow me to be in Tbilisi, but I can be in Yerevan.
Just out of interest, who is it who decides which countries go in those drop down boxes. I assume most people use boxes from a standard programme library. But who decides when it is time to change the countries?