Monday, September 11, 2006

Face Scrub

One of the interesting challenges we face at The Experience Project is how to find the right balance between anonymity and personalization.

It is critical that everyone at the site stay anonymous, such that we feel comfortable sharing all kinds of experiences-- including sensitive topics. At the same time, we're all real people and don't like being boxed into bland categories.

We made a big step forward this morning with the release of our new 'face scrub' feature-- now when you upload a photo for your profile, you can tick off a box that says "My Face is in this Picture." When you do that, we'll automatically (try to) change your picture in such a way that makes your face unrecognizable, while still preserving some of the aspects of the picture that you found interesting in the first place. Of course, it won't always work, but it's added a nice new feature that will allow members to be even more at home at Experience Project without compromising the principles of the Project.

Our community is an amazing place to be, and it's getting more so every day. I hope to see you there, even though I won't know who you are! ;)

Oh, and how did that image look before we tackled it?

Have fun :)

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