Earlier this week, My Idol was the techie trend that was taking over everyone’s social media feeds. Now just in time to see us off for the weekend, there’s a new digital craze sweeping Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, only this time it’s a website, not an app.
Brought to you by Microsoft, How-Old.net is exactly what it sounds like: a website that attempts to guess your age using face mapping technology. And like any great time suck, it’s super easy to use. Simply upload a photo of yourself to the site, press the little button, and in an instant, the #HowOldRobot pastes a little yellow stickie that signifies how old you look according to the software.
Of course, what makes this techie trend so entertaining isn’t it’s remarkable accuracy (because we all know how old we are, so really what fun is that?), but rather it’s ridiculous inaccuracy. Well, that and testing out every filter known to man in hopes that the robot will guess us as being younger than we actually are. Needless to say, it didn’t take long for those with a smartphone or a computer to catch on, as it became an phenomena with tens of thousands of people on it overnight— especially among the models.
While scrolling through out Insta feed earlier today we came across a handful of models brave enough to give ‘How Old’ a try, the results of which have made for an exceptionally entertaining Friday afternoon. Our personal favorite is Edie Campbell‘s hilariously inaccurate attempt, which guessed her to be about 30 years older than she is, and also a man. Here, some of the models’ best #HowOld posts:
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