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Unflattering

Facebook apparently gets so many requests to take down photos because they’re unflattering that they’ve added an additional option for “I don’t like this photo of me.” It doesn’t actually get a photo taken down, rather it’s “designed to trigger compassion from the photo posters.” I’m not sure why I find this so interesting, but something about the basic humanity of being embarrassed by a photo and having to find a way to deal with that through software is very interesting. In some ways I’m surprised we don’t hear about lots more stuff like this from Facebook, after all with almost a billion people on the platform they surely run into “human problems” on a regular basis.

January 5, 2012 // This post is about: , , ,

Comments

  • amber says:

    that happened to me once. but i just, like, messaged my friend and asked them to take it down. is that now too much work for people?

    PS – i like that you’re just “N” on here now. it’s like being referred to in a letter from one of the Glass siblings, in blog header format.

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