So I've set up an account on Riya, but have yet to really give it a work out - I'm looking forward to that. Tagging the photos I upload to Flickr with the people involved is a time sink that I could do without, and the service seems cool.
Anyhow, I did just try MyHeritage as a few other people I know have had some fun with it, and I wanted to see which celebrity it thought that I resembled most.
First of all though, a little rant.
They perform a bait and switch in you.
On their home page they have a nice big “Try it out now for free!” button. No mentions of having to sign up. Cool!
I click the button and it takes me through uploading a photo, and then boom! Up pops a “Sign up now, to see your results!” form.
I hate it when web services do that. OK, I'll sign up as I already have some time invested, but you just pissed me off and I am now an unhappy customer.
If you're going to pretend to let me do stuff before signing up (the lazy registration pattern - something that Memeflow does quite well, if you don't mind me tooting my own horn…), then don't turn around and annoy me before I can get anything useful done.
With that out of the way, I uploaded a version of the picture you see at the top of my blog sans hat, and who did I most resemble?
Samuel L. Jackson.