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“Why are Maori so…” a month later

You may recall Whaleoil running this article on Waitangi Day

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Here is how people take other people’s work and “build on it”

Steve Deane reports

The global internet search giant is looking into disabling the feature after a call from the?Herald?when Auckland University of Technology PhD scholar Steven Elers found derogatory terms associated with Maori.

Wow. ?The Herald and Auckland University no less. ? Read more »

Remember the Google “Why is” game?

You may recall our “why is ____ so” game. ?Someone did it for Africa, and the results are pretty grim

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I ran some on other countries in the world, and the stereotypes are pretty well established, as you might imagine.

I also played with some other questions.

The answers for “why does New Zealand ” and “why does Australia ” were, unexpected. ?Is this how the rest of the world see us?

The Why is [ _____ ] so …Game

Google auto-complete can provide a fascinating peek at what fascinates us as a hive-mind.

Someone did one for “Why is [USA state] so” and the results were telling. ?This led to one about European countries as well

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So I thought we’d have a look at some places, and people, closer to home. ? Read more »

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