Monday, January 23, 2012

Site of the Day: tineye.com

TinEye.com is amazingly search related site. You plug an image URL like:

 http://www.snopes.com/photos/natural/graphics/northpole.jpg

And it spits out all the pages the image is found on. (They call it a Reverse Image Search.)

How the heck did they do that?!

I'll be the first to admit, that I don't quite see how I'd actually use the service in my day to day web browsing. Sure, if I wanted to see if my photos were being reused on other sites, or if a random picture comes my way that I want to learn more about, it would be handy. But all in all, this is amazing technology, that I'm not yet sure how to leverage.

But who cares, it's so cool.

Bookmark the site and keep it around. One day, it's going to totally save the say.

To add to the cool factor, they even offer an api - again, how slick is that?!

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