MySpace Mondays: MyHeritage Celebrity Look-alikes

MyHeritage Celebrity Look-alikes is another one of those rating applications, this along the lines of selecting one of your photos and then matching it to a celebrity in their database. After you have selected the celebrity, other users get to vote on a scale of one to ten how close you resemble that celebrity.

It’s a basic application: just another form of Hot or Not, substituting a look alike to how hot you are. The only real option is to keep viewing people. The application also has a few nifty features, like morphing your photo into a celeb and then posting it to your profile.

Their. database is pretty large — it seems to contain over 1,000 images to select from — and the face recognization technology they have built into Flash is pretty good, and the usability of the application is also very well done because it has all the little details that many of the MySpace applications are missing, like hover over effects and indication of state. A nice feature would be selecting from a list of a friends and doing a separated by birth joke.

If they actually built advertising into this, there could be some advertising opportunities, and this application does link to a paid service, creating your online family tree so there has been some thought put into this.

Application rating (1 to 5, 5 being highest):

  • Usefulness: 1
  • Usability:5
  • Fun Factor: 3
  • Stability: 4
  • Monetization Opportunities: 3

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