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Old 09-06-2013, 12:21 PM  
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Ghetto Tracker App: Helps the Rich Avoid the Poor

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In less than 24 hours, a new app tactfully titled Ghetto Tracker--a service seeking to help people identify safe areas in unfamiliar cities--has already garnered enough backlash to prompt an immediate name change to Good Part of Town.

However, the PR move may not do much to alter the public's reception of the app, which critics are slamming as a racist, classist app for helping the rich to avoid the poor.

The app functions by allowing locals to rate the safety of different parts of a given area. According to The Week, the original launch of the page featured a white family of four smiling alongside the app's promise to show users "which parts of town are safe and which ones are ghetto, or unsafe."

In addition to the name change, all mention of the word "ghetto" has been removed from the site. The site now features an ethnically diverse family on its homepage.

In an email sent to Gawker, the app's team said it changed the name in response to emails from a woman whose family had been contained in an actual World War II ghetto and one from a man who grew up in a struggling area and went on to graduate from college and overcome his upbringing.

"I can't be held responsible for the assumptions people may make in regards to factors like race and income," the letter to Gawker continued. "I've seen comments on blogs and in twitter that are trying to say this is encouraging racism or social stratification and that was never our intention."

But critics have pointed out the app's adverse effects on the community, regardless of the app's intentions.

"Itís pretty detrimental to society when we reinforce the idea that poor or crime-heavy areas are places to be categorically avoided or shamed," David Holmes wrote on PandoDaily. "As if to assume that every person who lives in an area with comparatively high crime or poverty is a criminal, or that these areas are devoid of culture or positivity."
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Old 09-06-2013, 01:55 PM   #31
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Old 09-06-2013, 02:01 PM   #32
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Well, Gblowscock, how does your inflammatorally titled whiny-giner posting working out for you?...

Maybe you should walk down into the worst part of St. Louis tonight around three in the morning and start showing it to the denizens you find in the back alleys and see if they find it informative.
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Old 09-06-2013, 03:30 PM   #33
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I wonder if the Ghetto App had a .wav file with Elvis singing "In The Ghetto" every time you crossed into a Ghetto.

Also does it work for the Barrio?
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Old 09-06-2013, 03:39 PM   #34
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They're doing a similar thing in Japan using social media. They collect a bunch of data from the twitterers out there, and run it through massive processing, compiling all of the information and then using machine learning algorithms to map the hot spots where negative events are happening. So like if someone types "gun shot" into twitter, it will recognize the word, look for similar words in that location, and decide based on the data if it's a hot spot or not. People can then go online and check if it's safe to travel where they want to go.

That kind of technology processing is on the rise (Big Data), and is essentially the incoming rising wave that is going to float all boats in our economy again.
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Old 09-06-2013, 03:41 PM   #35
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"Itís pretty detrimental to society when we reinforce the idea that poor or crime-heavy areas are places to be categorically avoided or shamed," David Holmes wrote on PandoDaily. "As if to assume that every person who lives in an area with comparatively high crime or poverty is a criminal, or that these areas are devoid of culture or positivity."
It is pretty detrimental to my safety and well being to unexpectedly visit crime-heavy or poor areas.
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Old 09-06-2013, 03:48 PM   #36
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Looks like the app is dead. Other than the backlash, the app relied on crowdsourcing and didn't factor in actual crime data. An app based on that, maybe with a vagenda-proof name, would be nice.
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Old 09-06-2013, 04:03 PM   #37
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They're doing a similar thing in Japan using social media. They collect a bunch of data from the twitterers out there, and run it through massive processing, compiling all of the information and then using machine learning algorithms to map the hot spots where negative events are happening. So like if someone types "gun shot" into twitter, it will recognize the word, look for similar words in that location, and decide based on the data if it's a hot spot or not. People can then go online and check if it's safe to travel where they want to go.

That kind of technology processing is on the rise (Big Data), and is essentially the incoming rising wave that is going to float all boats in our economy again.
Algorithms kick ass, they're scary. We've been working on one to predict ied's for our troops in Iraq. I'm waiting for the Damn thing to become self aware.
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Old 09-06-2013, 04:15 PM   #38
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Old 09-06-2013, 04:17 PM   #39
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The app really isn't doing anything that people don't do already anyways. It's just a tool.
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Old 09-06-2013, 04:28 PM   #40
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"Hey, Mort, did you see this shit? Some app identifies the poor and bad parts of towns so you can avoid them."
"Damn,Wilbur, this leaves with two choices: we can bitch about the app or we can do something about the poor areas with high crime rate."
"Way ahead of you already Mort. Just got off the phone with the ACLU and they're already attacking the app. In less than an hour, they will be forced to change the apps name."
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Old 09-06-2013, 05:02 PM   #41
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Anyone who calls me a racist is an uninformed idiot. But, uh, I'm gettin that app.
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Old 09-06-2013, 06:38 PM   #42
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Without that app, how would anyone know if they were in or near what might be a high-crime area?

For example, if you are a visitor in the KC area, and you found yourself near 119th & Metcalf, how would you know if you were safe if you didn't have that app? And if you were at 10th & Prospect, you would have no idea if there might be increased potential for crime. That app is a must-have.
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Old 09-06-2013, 07:19 PM   #43
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I wish I would have had it a few times when I took some wrong turns around Baltimore, Trenton and Philly. I ended up in some real shit hole armpit parts of those towns at night.
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Old 09-06-2013, 07:20 PM   #44
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Without that app, how would anyone know if they were in or near what might be a high-crime area?

For example, if you are a visitor in the KC area, and you found yourself near 119th & Metcalf, how would you know if you were safe if you didn't have that app? And if you were at 10th & Prospect, you would have no idea if there might be increased potential for crime. That app is a must-have.
Use your brain. How about just knowing where NOT to get off the interstate for gas, food, or lodging?
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Old 09-06-2013, 07:45 PM   #45
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Use your brain. How about just knowing where NOT to get off the interstate for gas, food, or lodging?
That was pretty much my point.
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