• Protesters are gaming Google's algorithm so photos of Trump come up when you search 'idiot'

    28 days ago - By Chron

    Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP
    Photos of President Donald Trump began popping up in Google image searches for "idiot" after British protesters tried to make Green Day's "American Idiot" trend when Trump visited the UK.
    Trump's critics are now trying to continue this trend by publishing articles and images of him alongside the word "idiot."
    This tactic is also called "Google bombing."
    Google closely guards its search algorithm, but the protesters' efforts seem to be working.
    Activists are gaming Google's algorithm so that when people search for "idiot," almost all of the top results are...
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  • Reddit Users Are Manipulating Google Images to Associate ‘Idiot' with Donald Trump

    28 days ago - By Fortune

    If you enter the word “idiot” into Google's image search, the first pictures to show up will be those of U.S. President Donald Trump. This is not accidental.
    Trump's elevation in the “idiot” results is, according to the Guardian , the result of a deliberate campaign to manipulate Google's algorithm.
    It all started naturally, as Green Day's song American Idiot was heavily used during the recent protests at Trump's U.K. visit. But then, users of the Reddit forum site apparently started upvoting a post that contained Trump's photo alongside the word, in order to tell Google that the post's...
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  • 'It's a game changer': Google, Pinterest, Snapchat and marketers are rushing to crack the latest advertising search trend

    'It's a game changer': Google, Pinterest, Snapchat and marketers are rushing to crack the latest advertising search trend

    28 days ago - By Business Insider

    Visual search is emerging as the latest frontier that brands are looking to conquer in a bid to connect with consumers as well as drive sales.
    Retailers like The Home Depot, fashion brands like Tommy Hilfiger, and auto brands like Toyota are active in the space, an increasing number have started testing out visual search features.
    Platforms are also dabbling in the space, with Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Google, Pinterest and now, reportedly Snap rolling out visual search products .
    You've just seen someone wearing the perfect jacket. What happens next?
    You could string together a couple of...
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  • Protesters are gaming Google's algorithm so that photos of Trump come up when you search 'idiot'

    Protesters are gaming Google's algorithm so that photos of Trump come up when you search 'idiot'

    28 days ago - By Business Insider

    Photos of Donald Trump first popped up in Google image searches for "idiot" after British protesters tried to make Green Day's "American Idiot" trend when Trump visited the UK.
    The US president's critics are now trying to continue this trend by publishing articles and images of him alongside the word "idiot."
    This tactic is also called "Google bombing."
    Google closely guards its search algorithm, but the protesters' current efforts seem to be working.
    Anti-Trump activists are gaming Google's algorithm so that when people search for "idiot," almost all of the top results are pictures of...
    Read more ...