First thing this morning, on my first day back from vacation, my good friend at RTC, Katie Donohue, reminded me why I love to hate facebook. Working in social media I have a good excuse for being fascinated (not obsessed) with facebook, so I spend a lot of time on there... and being both a consumer and a marketer I take issue almost daily with almost all of facebook's frequent changes. (An aside: facebook is notorious for their ability to web-dev the heck out of the platform, piss people off and then retroactively change their positioning or technology to appease their users- what a way to both demonstrate technical dominance and customer appreciation...)
This morning Katie sends me a screenshot of her facebook's right side bar with a section that says "tag you friend Cecilia" and a PICTURE OF CECILIA from an actual posted picture (names changed to protect the creeped out)...How Creepy? How does facebook know who is in the picture??? Visual search? What if Cecila purposely untags herself from a heinous picture? Does it still show up on someones wall with her name?? Facebook fail.
I'd post a screenshot too, but that's not very nice.