CityIN.com, the China/HongKong based startup is aimed to be the market leader of Asian social networks, and it really is the innovative pioneer in Chinese market. A new exciting feature, automatic face detection for photo tagging, will be released today.
With this technology, users can save the hassle of selecting faces of their friends on each photo that you would otherwise need to in Facebook’s or Flickr’s photo albums. You just upload the photo, the system will automatically detect the faces on it, then you can easily do the tagging.
Face recognition technology was also used in Myheritage.com which can compare the faces in the photo and tell you which celebrity looks like you. But CityIN might be the first SNS apply this similar technology. I am really impressed by what CityIN’s team is doing right now since the Innovation is still hardly found in Chinese Internet environment.
The picture below gives you the basic idea how this new feature works.