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Orkut adds facial detection, still sucks

DPic [PersonRank 10]

Friday, July 17, 2009
13 years ago3,158 views

And this is the sound of every non-orkut user not caring.

When will they make orkut good enough to be worth switching to?

Jérôme Flipo [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

It seems to me that Google considers Orkut as a lab to test technologies they want to open to third parties. With their Open Social initiative, Google may want to be the middleman for every type of social services. They've already showed Google Chat, Wave and Latitude inside Orkut.

I think they would benefit from making a stand-alone facial detection service that could be used by third parties – first Picasa, Orkut, Image Search, Youtube and Wave; and then Open Social enabled services. (just the bullet "friends' faces")

Is there any way they could let third parties use Google Faces, while keeping the ID of the detected individual private to Google and the user?

Fabio [PersonRank 9]

13 years ago #

"still sucks" not for me, I like Orkut. I'm from Brazil.

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