We all know what Facebook is and does (and if you don't, visit their site before you carry on here).
There's a new challenger to the social-networking-site-that-seems-to-read-my-mind crown - Imagini is a visually-led social networking site that suggests potential friend matches based on a kind of emotional response testing to a series of images.
How it works is this - you're presented with a few screens of pictures, and you're asked to pick out the one that you think is most appealing. For example, for "My idea of music..." I picked a DJ playing a turntable (predictably, I guess).
At the end of the questions, the site thinks for a few seconds while it calculates your "Visual DNA", and then pops up with a personality analysis, a list of people with very similar responses to you, and a few other things as well.
My result is below - apparently, I'm a go-getter...
If nothing else, this site is a very intriguing tool for gauging peoples' emotional responses to a variety of images. The leap from there to coming up with a reasonably accurate personality analysis is a bit freaky, and very interesting, and I'm definitely going to have a play about with this site some more, even if it did just get a little bit panned by the BBC's Ouch disability blog.
If you try it out, let me know how you get on :o)
p.s. For the record, I'm still not convinced my personality assessment
is entirely accurate, but it does tie into the images I responded to.