New Internet Start Up – Scramble Face
New Internet Start Up
New Website Uses Face Recognition To Help People Track Down Pictures Of Themselves Online
Scramble Face is a new face recognition service that was recently launched in March of this year by VersusMedia, an innovative technology company based in Los Angeles, CA, USA. The new website will allow privacy-concerned Internet users to browse the web and check whether any of their photographs have been published online without their knowledge and permission by their friends, family, or anyone else. All one needs to do for this is to register on scrambleface.com and upload a few of their ‘face profile’ pictures before getting a detailed report of their photographs online.
This service, conceived by the Scramble Face team comprising of veteran Internet users with 15+ years of experience, roots from the positive and negative experiences that they have faced in the online world. While they recognize that the Internet can be the ultimate avenue for knowledge, learning, and networking, they are grimly aware of the bitter effects that the web can have for many individuals who may face humiliation and embarrassment by what their friends and others publish online.
“We cannot truly stop others from posting pictures online. The only thing we really can do is attempt to protect our self-image on the Internet. So we wanted to give people a way to know where pictures of themselves are online,” says VersusMedia founder Ryan Vinson.
This service, he adds, would help individuals guard themselves from an unwanted negative image on the Internet. A number of employers tend to check out potential employees on social media networks in order to understand their personality and interests.
This service would thus help individuals figure out what employers are looking at and protect themselves from being rejected. Scramble Face is, therefore, not just a tool of immense interest to companies and organizations but is likely to help support a huge number of individuals as well.
Scramble Face has scanned over 25 million photographs already from forums and message boards. It will soon be extending its reach to social networks and other image websites.
Those interested in receiving early bird offers will find coupon codes offering as much as 50% discount on each scan simply by visiting the company’s website and checking out their Facebook page.
Chief founder, Ryan Vinson, started working online 15+ years ago as a software programmer. During this time, he saw himself as more than just a developer, becoming involved with other aspects of the various businesses and “Dot com” companies that he helped create for other people. In 2001, he wanted to pursue his own visions, so he founded his own company – Versus Media as a way to see a number of his ideas come into fruition. Along the way he created websites that have: helped launch filmmaker and film composers careers (a new version of this site is currently in development and will be available in at least 6 languages), help people post information online for lost and found pets worldwide (app and website), and more. Overall, he will try to create websites that can help people with a specific need.