Image search is cool... cool on the level of Star Trek and the tricorder that diagnoses the patient in a matter of seconds.
okay, maybe not THAT cool... but still kind of cool.
To test it out I threw in a few random images from my desktop. If you've ever SEEN my desktop you'll know that it is a jumble of images, some of which I've forgotten where they came from. Google Image search found most in a matter of seconds... and then provided some "similar images" as well...
that is where the fun comes in.
I grabbed a picture that I happen to know only exists on the internet in a teensy tiny little Twitter I.D. form... mostly because it looks MUCH better on a smaller scale. This picture:
and then I dragged it into the Google Image Search Box... thinking that it would regale me with pictures of supermodels who I look similar to... or at least random screen shots of nature scenes that had the appropriate amount of blues and oranges...
but no, I get this Ego-deflating mixture...
7 out of the 20? Guys. 3 of the 20? Old enough to be my grandparent. Okay, so my parent at least!
Not that I'm slamming any of these people - some of whom are downright gorgeous...
but that lady (first column, second row) is linked directly to her blog post about her bad haircut... and that guy on the top row (far right) well... seriously, I just don't see the resemblance.
Now if I'd taken a picture of me 20 years ago in my rebel teen phase and gotten the second row center result I would not have been shocked, but today?
So how's YOUR ego today? Can it take this kind of a hit? If not feel free to pop another picture of me in there, it certainly can't get any worse.
Knock on wood. or something that looks visually similar to wood.
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