Brighten Your Day with Chatroulette for Smile Snapshots
Editor, The Daily GOOD
It’s Monday, so it’s likely that a large percentage of you aren’t smiling right now. A web tool that debuted last week could change that. Two of Us is like Chatroulette for smile snapshots—you upload a smile and get a stranger’s smile in exchange. It’s a fun, if slightly cheesy, way to connect with a stranger for an unexpected second (and appropriate for GOOD’s September challenge, we might add).
The project came about as the result of a team-building exercise at creative agency The Barbarian Group, when new hire Caelin Cacciatore was paired with a couple of old hands at the company and charged with the mission to make something awesome. “We knew we had to make a simple yet effective statement that could make somebody’s day better,” Cacciatore says. “So I was thinking about what I personally did to help people, and I make it a point to try and smile at strangers as much as possible.”
Two of Us uses facial recognition software to make sure you’re smiling, so no NSFW pics allowed. (It’s actually pretty sensitive—check out my attempts to fool it below). With minimal effort, you can brighten two people’s days: your own and a stranger’s. As Cacciatore puts it, “You never know, it may be the only smile they get that entire day.”