My mom forwarded me an article (thanks Ma!) about Google+ adding some new photography features.
One of the new features is an automated photo editor:
Given an unedited batch of photos from a recent family vacation, Google+ can narrow the images down to what it determines are the best shots.
So you can fill up your memory card with a bunch of crappy photographs, upload them to Google, and have the "best" ones chosen for you, no personal input required.
Vic Gundotra, the guy in charge of Google+ says "I don’t have time to pick them out (myself) because my vacation is over." I wonder if he has time to review the automated selections that he expects his social network friends to wade through.
I can see conceptual artists salivating at the prospect of being the first to do a project that uses Google+ as an editor. Maybe someone has done it already. Write an obtuse artist statement about how your project explores the implications of technology in art and you could be the next Doug Rickard!