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Image Labeler [Sep. 2nd, 2006|07:19 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick

The Google Image Labeler is fun/cute/clever. It's a "game" where you and a partner find common tags for images. It's a game in the same way telling a little kid "Let's see how fast you can clean your room!" is a game. But it's still kinda fun for a bit.

My partner and I got this image at one point:

And I immediately add:


(this is blind to him, other than how many I've added).

My partner hasn't added anything.

Finally he adds one, but it's not a match. A few seconds later and he passes, and it asks me if I want to pass. "WTF?" I think. Okay, I pass. He isn't getting it.

At the end of the game it shows you your partner's failed guesses. What did he guess?

Venn Diagram


[User Picture]From: dakus
2006-09-03 02:36 am (UTC)

shareholders will love this...

Google: 378.60

Nice ployan!
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[User Picture]From: girl_on_a_stick
2006-09-03 03:06 am (UTC)
times I am having fun

times I am wearing pants
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[User Picture]From: psi0nik
2006-09-03 11:00 am (UTC)
so good. sooooooo goooooooooodddddd.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2006-09-03 07:09 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: dan_lane
2006-09-03 04:11 am (UTC)
"At the end of the game it shows you your partner's failed guesses. What did he guess?"

Really? it doesn't seem to show me unless we match :(

Awesome idea though, very addictive!
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From: j4k0b
2006-09-03 04:17 am (UTC)
hover over the thumbnails to see their guesses.
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[User Picture]From: solteronita
2006-09-03 04:34 am (UTC)
I can't see failed guesses either. But maybe I'm just dumb.
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[User Picture]From: dan_lane
2006-09-03 04:36 am (UTC)
you have to hover over the images!... someone else replied to my comment with the answer but it was screened :(
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[User Picture]From: solteronita
2006-09-03 04:37 am (UTC)
Ah, cool. Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: gaal
2006-09-03 04:49 am (UTC)
I don't get it, it just shows a bunch of these weird pictures like this and asks me what word is written in them... why would it do that?

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[User Picture]From: lovewithnoface
2006-09-03 06:36 am (UTC)
they look like mini farris wheels...which makes me really want to watch war games right now.

i loved war games
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[User Picture]From: xaosenkosmos
2006-09-03 08:00 am (UTC)

Another possible correct answer

"Sluts" seems almost appropriate, though the other nodes aren't connected enough. Maybe it's a chart from Harvey Mudd or RPI...
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[User Picture]From: flipzagging
2006-09-03 08:37 am (UTC)
Has anyone else tried the original ESP Game, or any of van Ahn's other ideas, like Peekaboom or Phetch?

They seem to have drained a lot of the fun out of this concept by Googlizing the interface. And calling it "Google Image Labeller"... I don't know, it tends to remind the user that they're doing free work for Google.
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From: dan_erat
2006-09-03 10:45 pm (UTC)

google image labeler, meet the internet

Just write tits
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