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Is Google racist????

 
 
vinsan
 
Reply Thu 20 Aug, 2009 08:05 am
Goto a google.com

Type this string "why are indians" and see the auto-suggestions...

Now do the same thing with this string "why are americans" and see the auto-suggestions...

Indians do get a couple of praiseworthy adjectives ... sadly americans doesnt get any...

Is google racist??
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Thu 20 Aug, 2009 08:08 am
@vinsan,
absolutely, I'm quite sure all intuitive search engines are racist.
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Thu 20 Aug, 2009 09:32 am
@vinsan,

google can't control what words people search for...
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Gala
 
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Reply Thu 20 Aug, 2009 09:35 am
@dyslexia,
what he said...
aidan
 
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Reply Thu 20 Aug, 2009 09:46 am
@Gala,
I think it just means that Indians have a better reputation and a more positive image than Americans.
(What a surprise!)
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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Thu 20 Aug, 2009 11:52 am
@vinsan,
Region already answered it succinctly, but to expound on it: Google is just pulling up the most common completions to the query and in general Google's algorithms are just big popularity algos, meaning just about everything they rank is reflective of how they are measuring human activity.

A lot of funny ones have been spotted. Here is an example of Google autosuggest humor collected on a blog.
rosborne979
 
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Reply Fri 21 Aug, 2009 07:36 am
@Robert Gentel,
Robert Gentel wrote:
A lot of funny ones have been spotted. Here is an example of Google autosuggest humor collected on a blog.

Those are great! Smile
"Atheism is a non-prophet religion"
"Atheism is a religion like NOT collecting stamps is a hobby"
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kaiharris
 
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Reply Fri 24 Jun, 2011 01:57 am
Google have no control over what people type in search engine or the keywords they use to search using google:) awesome Question Smile)
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hamilton
 
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Reply Tue 12 Jul, 2011 12:12 pm
@vinsan,
look up why are blacks so...
and then look up why are whites so...
hmmm... suspicious?
thack45
 
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Reply Tue 12 Jul, 2011 01:18 pm
@hamilton,
Not even the slightest bit.
hamilton
 
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Reply Tue 12 Jul, 2011 03:39 pm
@thack45,
i didnt think so either.
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Mattleonard
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jul, 2011 05:50 am
@vinsan,
Yes! It's Google's FUNDA.
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