Google Thinks That Photographers Are Not Terrorists (And That They Should Not Use Groupon)
When it comes to the question what interests the world, there is no better place to ask than Google. As the main internet hub which holds about 67% of the searches done worldwide, they know what's on our minds.
Google uses this information to autocomplete any search query to what they think the world is interested in. This is how Google describes the service: "The search queries that you see as part of autocomplete are a reflection of the search activity of all web users and the content of web pages indexed by Google".
The UN Women recently kicked a brilliant campaign showing how biased or even discriminating those algorithms may be against women, when Google autocompleted queries like "women should" with phrases like "stay at home" and be slaves.
I thought it would be interesting to try this concept on photographers and see what Google (and by extension the world) thinks on what photographers. If you made an interesting autocomplete for photographers leave it in the comments.
I tried 4 phrases and here are the results I got. Now, I used an incognito window for the queries, but results may change depending on factors like Geo-location, browser, and more. Let me know if you get anything different/interesting.
Photographers are not
Photographers should not
And Can photographers