Google has added recipe search. Should food fans rejoice? Not so fast.

Other biases – these having to do with Google’s idea of what people should be cooking and eating – are also at work. In setting up parameters for refining results based on cooking time and calories, Google explicitly, if subtly, gives privilege to low-calorie recipes that can be cooked quickly, as shown in the options it allows for refining a recipe search:

Posted: Friday April 1, 2011 by Alesh Houdek · Categories: · Comment feed: RSS, atom

 

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