Filipino edition: Why you shouldn’t ask the internet to edit your photos
Asking the internet for help is a gamble. In theory it sounds great: you can connect with anyone from around the world and cloud-based tools like Dropbox, Google documents, and Skype have made collaboration seamless. Question-and-answer sites like Quora have been built on the premise of having the crowd tackle complex questions.
Still, just because you can ask the internet for help doesn’t mean you should. There have been lots of instances when asking the internet for help has backfired. In 2013, users from the online forum Reddit mistakenly accused another student as the suspect in the Boston bombings. In the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, internet users also pored over satellite images to try and identify possible debris from an airplane wreckage.
On a lighter note, there are also instances when people just need a little help with Photoshop. Most famously, there’s this Dutch food blogger who only wanted a slight edit on his photo fronting the Eiffel tower in Paris, France. What he got instead was a hilarious compilation of dozens of edits, save for the one he wanted.
In the latest exhibit of Why-You-Shouldn’t-Ask-The-Internet-To-Edit-Your-Photos, check out this series of photos of a Filipino who really, really wants to be part of the Avengers.
As Facebook user Jay Castillo narrated in his uploads of photos from the SJ4000 Users Philippines group page, “It started with a simple request. Realistic daw ang gusto niya.”
But then it quickly got out of hand.
Then he wanted to be part of the Avengers.
The members of camera group SJ4000 Users Philippines were happy to help.