I raised an issue with the Chromium developer team, I opened a bug where I was attempting a form of sarcasm, and nobody picked up on it.
The 3rd commenter, a Google employee, said
As per Comment#2, assigning this to a DEV to look into this issue
I mean.. what are we talking about here..
It wasn’t until the 4th comment that someone closed the bug saying
I don’t think users are expecting such rewards with local content that they are serving to themselves.
What do you think about this? Should sarcasm training be included in large corporations such as Google?
I think it’s a waste of time and effort. I, personally do not appreciate this kind of troll, sarcasm bug report. It’s the same with people posting unrelated gifs in github issue and think it’s funny.
I was being very obvious(through exaggeration), whereas a troll would hide it, I didn’t. The core idea is the sad state of ads that are making it more and more distracting and annoying to view online content.
To see a search engine company, whose primary goal it was to make content easily found, now making it harder to actually consume and distract from the content, is disingenuous, and it conflicts with the essence of the product on a logical level. IOW “Hi, I’m G, I’ll let you find the content, but once found, I’ll make it hard for you to consume the content”.
But it does indeed turn out to be a waste of time.
Google isn’t a search company, it’s an ad broker and delivery company.
No it doesn’t, it makes advertisers and Google more money.
Well, for me the essence of their product is that I, as a user search for something, and then I read/watch the content uninterrupted. That would be ideal.
That actually made me laugh out loud. Please do more. Gmail would be a good candidate. Or the YouTube “recommended for you” that shows even with private browsing. Google’s “don’t be evil” ended a long time ago, and people need to be reminded of that fact.
It’s a great example of guerilla a activism, it’s fun and might make people pause and think about it. Ethics in software are becoming more and more important, and we need more moments to break out from our routine and think about what we’re doing and how it impacts society.