Tech / Ghetto Tracker: A Case in Bad Form

Thursday, September 5, 2013


So, some geeks thought it would be cool to put together a site that gives travelers or would-be neighborhood prospectors a way to separate nice hoods from the undesirables. 

Sure, it's a noble 1 percent thought, but where's some political correctness when you need it? And what's the criteria?


Is downtown NYC still undesirable when half the city is getting priced out of it and there's a Starbucks on every corner?  

Even worse the start-up and website looks to have conveniently changed to Good Part of Town since it got exposed for its foolery. 

Double bad job all around.

Read more at The Week.


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