I was reading an article this morning by Maria Lin
Her article is about the search tool that Google has where you have the ability to search by image as opposed to searching by words. Now in theory, this tool is so you might search for the name of a particular piece of art or perhaps a type of plant or animal that you aren't familiar with.
How flipping handy is this? You see a plant such as this:
Good to know!!!!
Anyway...back to the article...Maria pointed out something that I wasn't aware of. Instead of searching for such mundane things as poison ivy and such, this could be used for more nefarious endeavors such as finding out more about those people that we run across on such sites as Facebook. It turns out a friend of Maria's figured out that you could put people's Internet pictures into the search and it would often bring up things like where they work or where they live. Lo and Behold...a techy way of stalking has presented itself.
So to prove his theory, Maria's friend, downloaded 35 anonymous photos from dating sites such as Match.com and Howaboutwe.com into Google Image search to find out what came up. All types of fun interesting facts came up, actually. Information such as first and last names, places of employment, religious background, home addresses, and one photo was the press picture for a Bollywood movie star.
As I am not currently stalking anyone, nor am I seeking a date with an unknown person, I hadn't thought to use Google Image search in that manner. (calm down, husband...this is for educational purposes only)
Now that Maria's article has thrown out the inspiration which I have caught into my "net" of another way to piss away time, I, of course have to do some searches.
What? What the HELL???
It matched me to my old lady photoshopped image and a bunch of men. Now mind you that some of the men aren't bad looking....but Google seems to think I look like this
|Come on, Google...I really don't see the resemblance|
|OK, I kind of see a resemblance plus I like|
this guys name...Lancelot "Capability" Brown.
NARY A WOMAN MATCH IN SIGHT, I THINK I AM HURT.
Note to Google: My dearest Google, I still adore you for all the information you provide to me on a minute by minute basis. You have cut me to the quick thinking I only look like men but all is forgiven. I still love you my dear, Google. Cheryl P.
The Good for the Day: Google, such an easy way to find an answer in a hurry.
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