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Sun, Apr. 22nd, 2007, 10:42 am
Google Image Labeler

Been "playing" Google Image Labeler. You're paired with a partner and you both type in keywords that you think describe the image you're looking at which Google randomly selects. It's a clever method of improving the accuracy of its searches. It's strangely addictive but also frustrating when your partner is not making guesses along the same line of reasoning as you, and it seems to intentionally pixellate the images for some reason.

Sun, Apr. 22nd, 2007 04:15 am (UTC)

And in the meantime, I'm busy making more images for you all to label. :)

Sun, Apr. 22nd, 2007 05:41 am (UTC)

It's a wonderful symbiosis. (I was going to call it a circle of life, but that was going to get icky really quickly...)

Sun, Apr. 22nd, 2007 07:04 am (UTC)

I think the pixelation/small size is because they want to keep loading times down for people on dial-up links.

But yeah, "strangely addictive but also frustrating" is a perfect description, I think. ^^

Sun, Apr. 22nd, 2007 09:07 am (UTC)

*waits for you to slap a image label on Ristin's rump with "property of Marko" written on it* :P

Sat, Apr. 28th, 2007 08:25 am (UTC)

Hehe...I've been playing a bit too much.

Sat, Apr. 28th, 2007 10:52 pm (UTC)

Good god! How did you get a score like that? I find for me and a partner to get a high score, we need to be lucky and get a lot of easy and obvious-to-label images.

Sun, Apr. 29th, 2007 07:03 am (UTC)

Welp...I type around 80-90 words per minute...so when I think of a label for it, I type out 4 or 5 before they even get one down. :) Chances are, the more I label, the better chance they have to guess what I thought it was. ^_^

Sun, Apr. 29th, 2007 05:18 am (UTC)

I played that a while back, it was pretty fun, but it did get frustrating after a while.