June 7th, 2012 by Tim Greenhalgh
Weâ€™ve been through this many time before and apologies for bringing it up again but why do I look like this when I search Google Images?
Am I being careless about the way I look online? I donâ€™t think so.Â Is there a way to embed more detail in a digital image that can be queried by Google, Bing and other search engines so that they can deliver the precise visual data requested?
I do understand that, when someone (a very close friend for example), types in a search term â€œTim Greenhalgh, forgotten genius, inventor of the Smargâ€, they would expect a first-line, first-page match.
But to simply search for â€œTim Greenhalghâ€ is to invite a world of pain and confusion.
Of course, we can look after our image on the web and label our images in the best possible way. That still leaves a big gap between precision and a punt on Google, Bing et al.
Images and their discordant cousin, video have reached a primary position on the web, piggy-back style, using text and association to raise profile.
Can we free the image and let it range by itself by opening a line of data to search engines that enables precise match and strengthens the curation of visual objects online?