Why can't Google+ tell what language I speak?
We're always told that companies, especially Google, are constantly harvesting our personal data and actions in the form of "signals" that enable them to custom tailor content and advertising for us.
This is the payoff for us allowing all our data to be harvested.
Why doesn't it work?
I understand that Google+ is a very international social network, and I like that about Google+.
I appreciate the built-in translation feature that enables us to interact with people who speak other languages.
But what action have I ever taken that would inspire Google's algorithms to notify -- NOTIFY -- me of posts like this in language I don't speak -- in this case, in the Nepali language.
Google is supposed to know all about me. Yet they can't even detect what language I speak.
Also: 99% of the posts in my notifications feed that are not my own posts are selfies or cheesy memes or other completely irrelevant stuff from people I don't follow and with whom I have never once interacted.
I just don't get it.
Can anyone explain this? #Google #algorithms