Googlers complain about the use of the word “family”. WTF is wrong with Google?

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Jan 18, 2019 43 Comments

https://amp.dailycaller.com/2019/01/16/google-family-triggered-meltdown

This company is getting more and more shameful every day. Why do people take such offence at every little thing? Whatever happened to the notion of good intentions behind people’s words? Why is there so much thought police?

Tech companies in general are becoming more and more shameful. I left Google after a 5 year stint and I thought it would improve but it’s just getting worse and worse. At least at Facebook, people are trying to push diversity of thought now thankfully.

I’ll give it 6 more months before Google collapses on itself.

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  • Lol. Looks like op flunked the Google interview
    Jan 18, 2019 4
    • Microsoft / Eng Jsnsk
      Facebook is just as good as Google. Us lowly MSFT and Amazon employees wish we could join either of those companies.
      Jan 18, 2019
    • Google SiUn37
      You can. Former Microsoft
      Jan 19, 2019
  • Google / Eng ;O 𓂺
    Working here is like walking on eggshells all the time, and I'm pretty damn liberal.

    Just buy a fucking dog/cat like the anti-natalists of old, and stop being such a repulsive person to converse with.
    Jan 18, 2019 5
    • Ericsson / Eng FriedFish1
      Damn thanks for the info... totally a shame :/
      Jan 19, 2019
    • Google fmlwtf
      +1, Just do work 9to5 and STFU on anything non-work related just to be on the safe side.
      Jan 19, 2019
  • Facebook
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    To be fair, many engineers fail at attracting partners. It is inevitable that when using words like “family,” it reminds the common incel of his pointless plight. A reminder of your plight burned upon the very product you slave to build is a high insult to his intellect
    Jan 18, 2019 11
    • Amazon amazoning
      But aren’t you supporting getting triggered at every small thing? You contradict yourself
      Jan 18, 2019
    • Facebook
      B13captain

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      No. Please read the article again and then read the thread. I think you are confused
      Jan 19, 2019
  • Goldman Sachs Two Ligma
    Jan 18, 2019 1
  • Google greenface
    Fake news, and guess what...came from Facebook just like we would have expected
    Jan 18, 2019 7
    • Google greenface
      It’s a bit different because Facebook employs algorithms to get these fake news stories front and center in feeds in front people in a way that gmail doesn’t, creating echo chambers and the like.

      Gmail just follows email standards and delivers a spam email to the addresses the spammer specified.
      Jan 20, 2019
    • Amazon 8==🤠
      I will concede that spam was not the best example.

      Now that you have described what the fake news algorithm means "creating echo chambers and the like", that is clearly what happens on google search. You would be well aware of the term "filter bubbles", which is a result of giving people "relevant" results.

      This talk goes through detailed examples on how for one person searching "Egypt" gets political topics about a protest, while another sees completely different information.
      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=B8ofWFx525s&t=117

      I completely agree that filter bubbles are a massive problem, and know that both Google and Facebook work on correcting the negative effects of those problems.
      Jan 20, 2019
  • Amazon 8==🤠
    I don't get why people get offended about these things and then try to force different words on others to use. In particular this scenario

    /*
     “Family friendly” used as a synonym for “kid friendly” means, to me, “you and yours don’t count as a family unless you have children”
    */

    Unless Google we're kicking people out for not bringing children, why is it interpreted as "you and yours don't count"?

    You cannot stop people from being offended. People can only control their own emotions. Being offended says more about the receiver than it does of the speaker of the words used.

    If it did in fact mean anyone without children must leave then I would agree the interpretation.
    Jan 18, 2019 0
  • BrowserStack bjk
    OP what is use of the word “family” in reference to?
    Jan 18, 2019 1
    • Amazon 8==🤠
      "Family Friendly", people are offended😔
      Jan 18, 2019
  • Google Zedongke
    When I read Brave New World a while back I thought it strained credibility how people were offended by monogamy and words like husband/wife. How Huxley know this would happen???
    Jan 19, 2019 0
  • Facebook
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    If you say “guess what” in your internet comments you have a 100% chance of being someone who comments on Blind on a Friday night
    Jan 18, 2019 0
  • Google alumnius
    Daily. Caller.
    Jan 19, 2019 1
    • Google / Eng
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      The. Daily. Caller.
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