90% of us don’t go past the first page of Google search results, we’re missing out on the journey in our hunt for answers.
We can thank the advancements in search technology to get the result we need quickly. Every question has an answer, but does every question have an answer that is correct?
From living within a career where the quality of search terms resolving your queries is a measurable correlation to your overall skills, you, the question asker, begin to embark on a journey to increase efficiency, and reduce pondering. It is either the answer, or it is not, there is no in between.
That was my inspiration to create this Twitter bot which will only find the wrong answers, the least useful, the bizarre, and the forgotten entries. Like an apprentice looking for a left-handed hammer, this bot will never find what you’re looking for.
However, what is expected, is not what is exciting. The unexpected is what keeps life interesting, variety - the spice of life. As our lives become increasingly virtual we’ve lost control and connection to the feeling of labouring on our search for answers. The answer could be on any of these webpages, but how much time do we really have to check and see each one? We’ve moving quickly, we’re not able to appreciate the odd results placed before us.
In our search for answers about the Moon, and the galaxy, was the efficient method to understanding gravity on the Moon’s surface having Alan Shepard playing golf on it?
There is what we have to do, and there is how we can do it; black and white, or colour, it’s a choice
This bot is a celebration of what’s unrelated, wrong, colourful, not black and white, random, unexpected and entertaining. It is up to us in our journey to smell the roses, or to view them encoded in base64. Enjoy the oases within the desert of links.
Next time you’re on your quest for answers, click into the wrong links and marvel at how strange it is that this was one of the results.
We trust in black boxes which view the world in a black and white lens, we shouldn’t forget the rich colour found in all the wrong places.