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Google removes cupcake calorie counter from Maps

19 October, 2017, 00:27 | Author: Jan Cross
  • Google Maps Shows Walking Distance As Calories And People Are Pissed

The feature, which started arriving for some iOS Maps users about a week ago, showed the number of calories someone would burn if they chose to walk a short route.

Google has made a decision to remove an update to Maps that shows users how many calories they would burn if they walked to their destination. Wegmans grocery offers mini-cupcakes that are 97.5 calories each, while Canada's Prairie Girl Bakery, for example, sells mini-cupcakes that each contain 200 calories.

"The more we have technology that promotes that view, the more people who may develop eating disorders might be triggered into that pathway". "One mini cupcake is around 110 calories". Do they realize how extremely triggering something like this is for ppl who have had eating disorders?

If you don't use Google Maps on iOS, you likely weren't aware of the feature's existence. It doesn't just show you the calorie count of the potential walk, it shows you what it amounts to in junk food - and in cupcakes, a type of food that is particularly associated with women. Furthermore, calorie estimates for "average" people is so vague that the information isn't very helpful without more context about how it was calculated.

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Google abandoned a new Maps feature after it received strong backlash on social media.

Still, there's a lesson here for Google: sometimes dropping unrequested and unannounced features on people - even if it's on a small test base - can backfire. However, it does not clarify the standard for an "average" person. "Also it looks like there's no way to turn this feature off what the hell".

The Verge also explained that on top of possibly triggering people with eating disorders, the estimated calorie burn as presented in Google Maps could be incorrect. "Now you can visit these places-along with many other planets and moons-in Google Maps right from your computer".

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