The Ugly Meter app

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    May 01, 2012 4:16 PM GMT
    Has anyone else heard about this new app on apple iphones called "the Ugly Meter", which is supposed to tell you what your facial flaws are?

    In my opinion this is just another way to destroy one's self-image and self-esteem--although it's for entertainment purposes only--and run out to the nearest plastic surgeon to get some work done.

    Here's my POV: I am what I am and beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

    Your thoughts and/or comments...?
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    May 01, 2012 4:19 PM GMT
    sideways2134 saidHere's my POV: I am what I am and beauty is in the eye of the beholder.



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    May 01, 2012 4:36 PM GMT
    Iceblink said
    sideways2134 saidHere's my POV: I am what I am and beauty is in the eye of the beholder.



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  • fitartistsf

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    May 01, 2012 8:45 PM GMT
    They previewed it about two weeks ago on the Howard Stern show... The creators say they use accepted facial feature measuring practices.

    Isn't that what the Nazis did in the 1930s & 40s to determine intelligence? I think it's called Phrenology...

    It's not to be taken seriously, so the creators say....
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    May 01, 2012 8:48 PM GMT
    I think I tried a similar computer app on facebook one time.... I am pretty sure I scored off the charts on the ugly meter.

    It's likely something I can't change.

    Probably not a self-esteem booster, but it depends on the mindset you have when you use it. Hopefully most will look at it as harmless fun.

    My iphone died. Do they make it for the droid?
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    May 01, 2012 8:50 PM GMT
    Sounds like Hot or Not minus trolls. icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 01, 2012 8:51 PM GMT
    I don't need an app to tell me I'm ugly. That's what brothers are for.
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    May 01, 2012 8:51 PM GMT
    Tenebrism saidSounds like Hot or Not minus trolls. icon_biggrin.gif


    Well That's not fun. Lol!
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    May 01, 2012 8:54 PM GMT
    fitartistsf saidThey previewed it about two weeks ago on the Howard Stern show... The creators say they use accepted facial feature measuring practices.

    Isn't that what the Nazis did in the 1930s & 40s to determine intelligence? I think it's called Phrenology...

    It's not to be taken seriously, so the creators say....


    Phrenology was actually measurement of the skull, and putatively correlated mental capacity and personality traits to size/shape of the skull. It was complete bullshit.

    This is different, and has a much more limited application. It attempts to measure your facial features against an ideal beauty ratio (e.g. symmetry, eye spacing, proportion of the face dominated by the nose). It has some bearing on what people statistically find to be attractive. But one man's trash is another's treasure, so don't put too much faith in it. icon_smile.gif
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    May 01, 2012 9:00 PM GMT
    GigoloAssassin said
    Tenebrism saidSounds like Hot or Not minus trolls. icon_biggrin.gif


    Well That's not fun. Lol!
    Haha depends on whether you are the troll, the trolled, or have one of your friends post a picture of you on the site as a prank.

    (On that last part, I've just heard that may happen on occasion ... nothing I ever did of course.) icon_cool.gificon_twisted.gif
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    May 01, 2012 9:13 PM GMT
    onaquest saidI think I tried a similar computer app on facebook one time.... I am pretty sure I scored off the charts on the ugly meter.

    It's likely something I can't change.

    Probably not a self-esteem booster, but it depends on the mindset you have when you use it. Hopefully most will look at it as harmless fun.

    My iphone died. Do they make it for the droid?


    You know what, I'm not sure...
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    May 01, 2012 9:18 PM GMT
    Coach_Mike saidI don't need an app to tell me I'm ugly. That's what brothers are for.


    LOL icon_biggrin.gif
  • TadPohl

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    May 01, 2012 9:24 PM GMT
    Physical attraction depends on ratio.

    Our attraction to another person's body increases if that body is symmetrical and in proportion. Likewise, if a face is in proportion, we are more likely to notice it and find it beautiful.

    So technically, beauty can be measured by a stupid app... though it shouldn't be.

    I, personally believe in Wabi sabi. Wabi-sabi (侘寂?) represents a comprehensive Japanese world view or aesthetic centered on the acceptance of transience. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete"

    It's the differences and irregularities we find in each other that's remarkable. The sooner we understand that perspective the sooner we lose all the bullsh*t marketing companies have brainwashed us into believing is true beauty.

    Imagine a world of acceptance.
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    May 01, 2012 9:24 PM GMT
    intensity69 said
    fitartistsf saidThey previewed it about two weeks ago on the Howard Stern show... The creators say they use accepted facial feature measuring practices.

    Isn't that what the Nazis did in the 1930s & 40s to determine intelligence? I think it's called Phrenology...

    It's not to be taken seriously, so the creators say....


    Phrenology was actually measurement of the skull, and putatively correlated mental capacity and personality traits to size/shape of the skull. It was complete bullshit.

    This is different, and has a much more limited application. It attempts to measure your facial features against an ideal beauty ratio (e.g. symmetry, eye spacing, proportion of the face dominated by the nose). It has some bearing on what people statistically find to be attractive. But one man's trash is another's treasure, so don't put too much faith in it. icon_smile.gif




    Sounds about the same to me...
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    May 01, 2012 9:25 PM GMT
    TadPohl saidI, personally believe in Wabi sabi.
    I believe in Wasabi. If someone takes me out for sushi, I'm theirs forever. icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 01, 2012 9:27 PM GMT
    Coach_Mike saidI don't need an app to tell me I'm ugly. That's what brothers are for.


    Orphans need strife too!
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    May 02, 2012 9:53 AM GMT
    TadPohl saidPhysical attraction depends on ratio.

    Our attraction to another person's body increases if that body is symmetrical and in proportion. Likewise, if a face is in proportion, we are more likely to notice it and find it beautiful.

    So technically, beauty can be measured by a stupid app... though it shouldn't be.

    I, personally believe in Wabi sabi. Wabi-sabi (侘寂?) represents a comprehensive Japanese world view or aesthetic centered on the acceptance of transience. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete"

    It's the differences and irregularities we find in each other that's remarkable. The sooner we understand that perspective the sooner we lose all the bullsh*t marketing companies have brainwashed us into believing is true beauty.

    Imagine a world of acceptance.


    I agree with the philosophy of wabi sabi; we must celebrate the imperfections as something unique.
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    May 02, 2012 10:48 AM GMT
    It's scary how much media content tells us we are inadequate. I think most of us are fairly good critical readers, but, when they drown out all the alternative standards of beauty, it's a lot harder to resist.
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    May 02, 2012 12:47 PM GMT
    Pity party at the house next dooricon_rolleyes.gif