Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Microsoft patents asking your friends 'does my butt look big in this?' on a social network

And now you know the patent system is officially broken.

Microsoft has patented an online personal appearance adviser for those of us without a hotline straight through to Put This On's Jesse Thorn...

...Simply upload a pair of pictures of yourself in different hair, makeup and clothing choices and let the denizens of the internet vote on which one makes you look the best. Sounding similar to HotorNot and FaceMash, this patent purports to shift the emphasis to help the style-challenged choose a suitable wardrobe.

Not to be overly morbid, but you can just envision the lawsuits after the first angst-ridden teen commits suicide post-"appearance adviser".

1 comment:

The_Bad said...

There's a term for people who require others to tell them how to look: undecided voter.