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(Telegraph)   "Facebook may use profile pictures for facial recognition" Thank god my picture is the "shocked koala" meme   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 41
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2013-08-30 07:56:51 AM
Was it wrong of me to tag friends who weren't in the picture?
 
2013-08-30 07:58:43 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-08-30 08:05:14 AM
I don't know what the hell they'll make of mine, other than maybe forward it to the FBI.
*Shifts cigarette holder in mouth and glances slyly from right to left.*
"Farking swine."

i218.photobucket.com
 
2013-08-30 08:54:39 AM
Mine is a giant Paul Bunyan statue head. Before that, it was the flaming cranium of "Big Tex". Earlier, it was a giant isopod. Good luck with those, Zuckerberg!
 
2013-08-30 08:57:26 AM
Or don't use facebook.
 
2013-08-30 08:59:08 AM
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A REALLY shocked koala!
 
2013-08-30 09:01:37 AM
Facebook's facial rec thinks I'm Moby.

/really
//I'm not Moby.
 
2013-08-30 09:02:44 AM
Well it'll see that I'm everywhere on the internet.
 
2013-08-30 09:09:22 AM
Here's a sad koala for you:
i.imgur.com
 
2013-08-30 09:10:17 AM
I am Opus!

coolaggregator.files.wordpress.com

/Suprisingly this is how I feel right now
 
2013-08-30 09:10:28 AM
www.astronomyreport.com
Mine doesn't look much like me but I aint tellin' them that.
 
2013-08-30 09:16:36 AM
www.undertheradarmag.com
 
2013-08-30 09:19:04 AM
sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net

I got a Shocked Koala from a girl in Perth once on a mission to smuggle some guns onto Christmas Island. Couldn't look at myself in the mirror for a week without crying.
 
2013-08-30 09:24:28 AM
fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net

HA HA.....Surpised marsupials!
 
2013-08-30 09:28:07 AM
Obvious tag on holiday for the weekend?
 
2013-08-30 09:28:19 AM
I wound up with interested pup.
fbcdn-profile-a.akamaihd.net

Look cute next to a comment.
 
2013-08-30 09:28:26 AM

somedude210: [i.imgur.com image 500x667]


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2013-08-30 09:30:12 AM
fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net

Wait a minute...are you from New South Wales?
 
2013-08-30 09:39:06 AM

Lady Indica: somedude210: [i.imgur.com image 500x667]

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2013-08-30 10:19:36 AM

Jaicu: Was it wrong of me to tag friends who weren't in the picture?


Yeah. A few times I've gotten the "You need to verify your identity" things on FB. And one of the options is to pair a friend with a picture. So now, I was getting all these pictures that had no faces at all, because my friends were tagged in it.

Although, I do think it would be pretty funny if you consistently tag your friend with something else, say a dog for example, so in the future when your friend would post a picture of a dog, FB would suggest tagging the picture with his name.
 
2013-08-30 10:46:26 AM
My profile pic is of a Susuwatari.  That would be the coal-dust creatures from the Ghibli films "My Neighbor Totoro" and "Spirited Away".  I'm sure that is going to cause some interesting insta-tags.

academic.evergreen.edu

Not the profile image, but a movie still.
 
2013-08-30 10:48:06 AM
Mine's a shadow. And I don't have pictures of me there. And I haven't used it in well over a year. Of course, I can't stop other people from sticking my picture up with my name. Or someone else's picture. Or a horse's arse.

That's the real problem I have with the current trend for oversharing and data harvesting. It's bad enough that so many people are so careless with their own personal information, but when they start giving out other people's personal information that I get angry.

Also, I must admit that I am sort of tempted to go back to Facebook and post an entire album of these captioned as travel snaps.

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2013-08-30 11:08:37 AM

Gordon Bennett: Mine's a shadow. And I don't have pictures of me there. And I haven't used it in well over a year. Of course, I can't stop other people from sticking my picture up with my name. Or someone else's picture. Or a horse's arse.

That's the real problem I have with the current trend for oversharing and data harvesting. It's bad enough that so many people are so careless with their own personal information, but when they start giving out other people's personal information that I get angry.

Also, I must admit that I am sort of tempted to go back to Facebook and post an entire album of these captioned as travel snaps.

[static3.businessinsider.com image 400x300]


This is hilarious, I'd giggle if trolls could convince people Facebook Gold exists.
 
2013-08-30 11:19:51 AM
Awesome...everyone will believe I'm Brock Samson.
 
2013-08-30 11:33:16 AM
I prefer the shocked squirrel, myself

i.imgur.com
 
2013-08-30 11:39:14 AM
www.nytmare.org
 
2013-08-30 11:39:47 AM
Won't be long, they'll sell that data to someone like Target, Sam's/WalMart, so that when you're in a store, some of those tv monitors start playing specific commercials based on purchasing history when you walk by.

/fear the corporations
 
2013-08-30 11:39:56 AM
My picture is of four people, and we are all dressed as one another.

Have fun figuring that one out, Facebook.
 
2013-08-30 12:29:59 PM
If they start using it for scrotal recognition, some of you may be in real trouble.
 
2013-08-30 12:42:33 PM
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2013-08-30 12:46:37 PM

Thudfark: If they start using it for scrotal recognition, some of you may be in real trouble.


Damn, I think my previous posting of the shocked squirrel would have been ideally placed following your statement...just a bit too early, as usual.
 
2013-08-30 01:05:25 PM

croesius: Thudfark: If they start using it for scrotal recognition, some of you may be in real trouble.

Damn, I think my previous posting of the shocked squirrel would have been ideally placed following your statement...just a bit too early, as usual.


They have a pill for premature posting nowadays
 
2013-08-30 01:29:01 PM
BRB, chaning my profile picture to goatse...
 
2013-08-30 01:37:02 PM
s3-ec.buzzfed.com

Your move,  Zuckerberg. If that is your REAL name.
 
2013-08-30 01:40:01 PM
I am frequently a wombat.
 
2013-08-30 01:58:21 PM
Mine is Insanity Wolf before it was memed.
 
2013-08-30 03:59:22 PM

jennies1897: Gordon Bennett: Mine's a shadow. And I don't have pictures of me there. And I haven't used it in well over a year. Of course, I can't stop other people from sticking my picture up with my name. Or someone else's picture. Or a horse's arse.

That's the real problem I have with the current trend for oversharing and data harvesting. It's bad enough that so many people are so careless with their own personal information, but when they start giving out other people's personal information that I get angry.

Also, I must admit that I am sort of tempted to go back to Facebook and post an entire album of these captioned as travel snaps.

[static3.businessinsider.com image 400x300]

This is hilarious, I'd giggle if trolls could convince people Facebook Gold exists.


People on Facebook will believe anything. Here's one piece of evidence:

http://literallyunbelievable.org/

Strangely compelling, this one. It's a collection of articles from The Onion, clearly labelled as such, posted to Facebook and the responses of people who believe the stories are real. BTW I strongly recommend the partner site, Least Helpful. That one collects reviews of astounding idiocy, mostly from Amazon, along with some wonderfully snarky remarks sure to please any Farker.

Piece two:

http://readwrite.com/2010/02/10/facebook_wants_to_be_your_one_true_l og in

Look at the comments. This is an article from 2010 about the proliferation of sites using Facebook logins. This site, like many, allows comments to be posted using a Facebook account.

When it came out (whoops, might have triggered the filter there - when it was boobiesed) the article became the top search result on Google for "facebook login". This resulted in a massive wave of confused and angry muppets wondering why Facebook suddenly looked different and wouldn't let them in.
 
2013-08-30 06:43:04 PM
My picture *is* me. It *is* a head shot. The hard hat and visor might give the recognition software a problem.

/I was chainsawing that day.
 
2013-08-30 07:38:56 PM
Mine is a picture of a Gray alien from Zeta Reticuli who likes abducting cows.
 
2013-08-30 07:41:56 PM

Gordon Bennett: Strangely compelling, this one. It's a collection of articles from The Onion, clearly labelled as such, posted to Facebook and the responses of people who believe the stories are real


Couldn't those responses just be really poor attempts at sarcasm?
 
2013-08-31 05:18:35 PM
Here we see the digital divide between people who understand that the internet is for virtual participation and people who think it's a great idea to just be themselves online.

I sometimes wonder if people who mostly just go online to use Facebook and Hulu ever visit, you know, the internet and wonder why all these people on Fark and Reddit and whatnot have such strange names.

I realize I'm from an older, more paranoid generation. I remain slightly surprised whenever I see a friend's Fbook account that uses their real name. But I work with college students every day, and I know that a lot of them don't think it's a big deal if there are naked photos -- with their real name attached -- floating around online. It's very much as Asimov predicted in the mid-50s. A lot of kids today don't see online privacy as being anything like real-world privacy. Online is just online; it's not really real.

Unfortunately, they also don't see how the former encroaches on the latter.
 
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