Ever wished you had a shortcut to a Facebook friend's bikini pics? We're guessing not. Well, soon there's going to be a creepy app for that very purpose. A New York-based developer is creating an app called Pikinis, which will allow users to quickly locate any beach pictures a Facebook friend has uploaded. Users can then "pineapple" pictures they like, making it easier to come back to them later. The developers also plan to include a social networking aspect, allowing users to "meet new people in your network, city, or campus.
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But those search results are not the product of sexist engineers. Facebook search is governed in part by an algorithm, which favors the most popular queries over those made less often. Algorithms can be biased and they can mirror prejudices that already exist in society. In this case, it turns out people are significantly more interested in using Facebook to find pictures of women in bathing suits than they are in finding pictures of men—and the algorithm reflects that.
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All rights reserved. Pictures of scantily dressed women cause a region of the male brain associated with tool use to light up, a new brain-scan study reveals. Sexy women in bikinis really do inspire some men to see them as objects, according to a new study of male behavior. Brain scans revealed that when men are shown pictures of scantily clad women, the region of the brain associated with tool use lights up. Men were also more likely to associate images of sexualized women with first-person action verbs such as "I push, I grasp, I handle," said lead researcher Susan Fiske, a psychologist at Princeton University.