OK, maybe this is the sign of finally getting to a new type of status in the tech industry. Zillow is the punchline of a joke in the satirical online news site The Onion.
It has to do with hiring at the company, and the headline says it all: Friend Asks If There Any Openings At Job He Constantly Mocks.
The fake news report notes:
“After politely broaching the subject last week with inquiries about recent hires and overall staff size, sources confirmed Wednesday that area man John Davies asked his friend Matthew Harrison if there were any openings at the real estate information website Zillow.com, a company Harrison works for, and which Davies constantly and relentlessly mocks behind his back.
There’s no reference to the sometimes maligned Zillow Zestimate, and no explanation as to why the Zillow is mocked.
Other Seattle area tech companies have made appearances in The Onion as well, including some funny headlines related to Amazon.com —Amazon.com Recommendations Understand Area Woman Better Than Husband — and Microsoft — Xbox One Capable Of Controlling Users With Simple Voice Commands.
Congrats, Zillow. Looks like you’ve made it.