Meme what a passion, but at least try to be careful. That meme work, fans of Strawberry Singh, who has repeatedly proposed very nice ones on her blog about Second Life, know very well but if anyone doubts it would be enough to remember the meme “the dress” which between 26 and 27 February 2015 surpassed 25 million likes/tweets/followers/plus on major social media. But before throwing yourself headlong into the next meme, read the warnings in small print.
So if you‘re having fun with “how-old.net” (also known as Howold) the app of the homonymous website that allows you to assign an age to the picture of a face (no matter if real or vitual, as we already said), it is good to know that the site is owned by Microsoft and that posting or by uploading a picture owners “are granting Microsoft, its affiliated companies, and necessary sublicensees permission to use your submission in connection with the operation of their Internet businesses”.
In your granting it is inclueded rights to “copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit” and to transfer these rights to others. Nothing serious, according to some, since virtually every online service, whether it’s Second Life rather than Facebook, we are already warned by Tos, which no one reads any longer, that by placing our content we lose the exclusive right to the same (while remaining responsible in case such content offensive or found to behave of indictable offenses).
But it’s always good to know that if tomorrow you were to see your photos in some banner ad for a product or service that maybe you do not even know it has not been a theft but your permission to use your photo inserted perhaps precisely on How-old.net (which has behind it a very interesting story). All in all if it bothers you, do like us and only upload the “face” of your avatar, to get an idea of how old or young may seem.
How old or young you look you should be able to tell you so much more reliable, your friends and family, don’t you? If you liked this and other articles on the meme, keep following Mondivirtuali.it even through our account on Twitter and our fanpage on Facebook (but remember: Mondivirtuali is also on Flickr, on Pinterest, on Scoop.it e su Paper.li and also on Youtube).