New Delhi. Google launched CAPE (Copy and Paste Engine) on Saturday for the benefit of those who use Google to impress their friends on Facebook and Twitter by copying witty quotes and jokes without giving credit to the original author/comedian/philosopher.
“Nobody uses such cheap tricks on Google Plus, everything is original there,” a Google representative told Faking News when asked why only Facebook and Twitter were mentioned.
The new engine, CAPE allows people to search a quote and share it with just one click. The search button on CAPE reads “I am feeling lucky not to be caught”. Every registered user is shown a unique joke or quote per day so that he or she is not caught immediately.
Google authorities observed that merely after 24 hours of launching CAPE, the online traffic to original Google Search Engine was been reduced by as much as 25 percent.
“The stats clearly indicate that a great number of people using the original Google search engine were in desperate need of public attention and approval,” explained the Google representative.
Rajat Roy, a copy-paste enthusiast, welcomed the step. “Thank Google for CAPE, now I don’t need to go through irrelevant Google search results, such as news articles, to find a joke on Rahul Gandhi.”
“CAPE has advanced features. It has an extensive thesaurus that provides a number of highfalutin synonyms to each word, making the copied material appear like original and new,” a visibly happy Rajat revealed.
It should be noted that Rajat is not mere a copy-paste enthusiast. He’s an author too. In order to help others suffering from low Facebook limelight, he is currently writing an inspirational self-help book “Art of Copying”, featuring the Facebook history of his entire collection of copied material.
However, CAPE is not only for plagiarists. It will also help those who are not so eager to steal credit.
“Not only CAPE gives great quotes, it also has accurate information on who quoted thus and when. Before CAPE, I used to write ‘William Shakespeare’ or ‘Rumi’ whenever I was not sure about the person whose quote I had copied. Now I won’t be burdening these great writers with random quotes,” said John D’silva, a literature student, who went back to reading the ‘novel’ The Merchant of Venice.
As is the case with most Google products, CAPE too follows a complex algorithm and aims for perfect personalization. It asks a few questions, like “How many likes are you aiming for?” or “How intellectual/douchey do you want to sound?”, and on the receiving the answers, CAPE presents a variety of quotes fit for copying.
It also guides the users as to which emoticons go with the quotes of their choosing. “I simply used to put hearts after everything that I pasted. But now, I realize that a quote on corruption doesn’t really need a heart symbol,” said Pinkal Patel, who believes in expressing more by emoticons and less by words in a text.
With CAPE already a running success, Google is now planning to launch a search engine exclusively for trolls, journalists, and civil services aspirants.