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This article was published on April 7, 2014

    ASCIIcam: The geekiest selfie tool ever?

    ASCIIcam: The geekiest selfie tool ever? Image by: Win McNamee
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    Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on T Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on Twitter, Angel List, LinkedIn.

    This selfie thing is getting all too common, why not take a different approach? ASCIIcam is a fun site that takes your photo using characters from the ASCII coding scheme.

    First spotted by PSFK, ASCIIcam’s settings allow you to tweak the image to make it ‘brighter’ or ‘dimmer’, but this is for desktop devices only.

    Here’s one (of many) images that I made earlier — can you guess what I’m doing here?

    ascii

    Sometimes the images can very clear — like this one of TNW’s social media director Matt Navarra:

    matt

    We noticed a few similar sites, in case you want to shop around for ASCII-inspired images — you can try Escobar5’s Github effort or the rather trippy cam from Krazydad.com. There are also Android apps too.

    ➤ ASCIIcam | Via PSFK

    Thumbnail image via Win McNamee/AFP/Getty Images

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