A funny prank (or not so funny, as some officials or tech enthusiasts would say) has been recently discovered in the Google Maps service. The Android robot found peeing on Apple logo in Pakistan, as Google Maps presented the situation, started a lot of fuss around itself and began a series of countless discussions regarding morals, fair play or simply poor review of Google`s own products.
It is not an unusual thing for the American tech giant Google Inc. or other such well known companies to insert funny or interesting Easter Eggs into their products. Easter Eggs make people smile because of their mysterious appearances and because of the fact they send you to another significance. Their mysterious aspect is sometimes so powerful that the forums of the world wide web start be filled with lots of debates and discussions about various Easter Eggs found in various products. Many of them go to the next level, sometimes in an unfortunate but extremely creative way: Easter Eggs can sometimes be the light to fire an entire conspiracy theories. And God how the internet users love them.
Rawlpindi is a park in Pakistan which, according to Google Maps, has the shape of an Android robot peeing on the logo of one of the greatest rivals of Google, another American tech giant, the Cupertino based Apple Inc. Of course, the situation does not look like that in reality. Officials talking on behalf of Google have commented on the matter, assuring that the Rawlpindi park`s funny or controversial, depending on your point of view, form was not intended by Google and Google has not been aware of the prank when it was integrated into Google Maps.
“The vast majority of users who edit our maps provide great contributions, such as mapping places that have never been mapped before,”
Caroline Matthews, a spokeswoman representing Google Inc. has stated. Still, she added that the American tech giant feels verry sorry about the inappropriate content on Google Maps and she assured everybody that such content is going to be quickly removed from Google`s service.
“We’re sorry for this inappropriate user-created content; we’re working to remove it quickly. We also learn from these issues, and we’re constantly improving how we detect, prevent and handle bad edits.”
Caroline Matthews has added.
Another official talking on behalf of Google has affirmed that the tech company will improve the spam detection capabilities of Google Maps.
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