I wannabe like Paris Hilton! No, wait – I wannabe like Tom Cruise. No, wait… I wannabe a wannabe. A new site called like.com (not linking because I don’t feel like lending them the Google juice) features pictures of celebrities with their shoes, watches, handbags, etc. highlighted. Click the highlighted region and the site instantly shows you where to buy the items your heroes are wearing. So you can be like them. Because that’s all it takes, right? If only I had the right watch, I’d be more like Diddy.
This whole thing just reeks to me. As if the whole culture of celebrity isn’t odious enough all by itself, now we need help from sophisticated image recognition technology to sell it back to us a second time. Ewww.