orkut 'People Hopper' application, Google Chrome Extension

orkut now at 6 launched a new Google Labs app called ‘People Hopper” that lets you take your profile image and "morph" it into your friend's photo. No computer graphics tricks’re used, every image along the transition comes from real orkut users. People Hopper uses "image matching technology." First, faces are automatically detected in public […]

orkut now at 6 launched a new Google Labs app called ‘People Hopper” that lets you take your profile image and "morph" it into your friend's photo. No computer graphics tricks’re used, every image along the transition comes from real orkut users. People Hopper uses "image matching technology." First, faces are automatically detected in public profile images and normalized in contrast and size. Then, for each image, we find other public profile images that are similar to one another. Finally, when you pick a friend you want to be your end match, we just hop along similar public images, step-by-step, until the connection's made. Try it here. Also, a new orkut extension for Google Chrome, adds an orkut icon on your browser's toolbar and shows number of unviewed updates from your friends. When you click icon, you'll see a drop-down menu with quick links to main orkut pages, plus number of updates currently on your orkut homepage and scrapbook. This extension also has a "Share this page" link, so you can tell your orkut friends about interesting online content with a single click.