Hipsters, rich, tourists, suits, uni, normies: Stereotype your city

Hoodmaps is a colour-coded map (yellow for hipsters, green for rich, red for tourists, blue for suits, dark blue for uni, grey for normies); the information comes from its users only. That, of course, can easily lead to the promotion of negative stereotypes (the app SketchFactor, for instance, was shut down for the very reason that prejudice against Latinos and black US-Americans was encouraged and was called an app by white people made to avoid black neighbourhoods). Another point of criticism is that the tool is rather "white-centric" since the stereotypes speak to how white, wealthier people see the neighbourhood (CityLab).

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