Now won’t Facial Recognition be interesting …

Or are those girls in the Facebook ads real???

And the answer, for at least half the time is YES and NO.

YES they’re real, and NO they’re not looking for love in all the wrong places.

Tineye, which I’ve blogged about before, is really useful for detecting the source of a photo.  Some Facebook examples follow:

iStockPhoto

From iStockPhoto,com

Katharine McPhee

Katharine McPhee anyone?
(and Katharine isn’t even 40 yet, shame on you Facebook)

Dating40s

Meet Courtney Friel, a 31 year old Entertainment reporter Fox News.

The point of all this?  Two.

  1. Not everything you see is as it is.
  2. Won’t Facial Recognition be interesting once Google/Facebook release it.
        As an example, take this photo:
        nose-pick
    I don’t think the lady would really want to be identified as the bridal nose-picker.