Fitsort Wants To Be Facemash On Facebook

Anything that involves voting on the more attractive of two people invokes a comparison to Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg's first online project, Facemash. But Fitsort doesn't limit the voting to just females, and in fact also allows you to vote on both genders -- we love that.

Anything that involves voting on the more attractive of two people invokes a comparison to Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg’s first online project, Facemash.

Fitsort doesn’t limit the voting to just females, and in fact also allows you to vote on both genders — we love that.

The application taps into your Facebook friend list for the candidates you can vote for. It lets you vote anonymously while also showing you how many votes you get on your own likeness. Here’s how the application describes itself (Note: the company spells its own name without an initial capital letter is part of the branding, as is a period after the word, but we’ve fixed those two things to avoid confusion.):

Fitsort is completely anonymous.

Fitsort will store your name, your friends’ names, and your rating – but no details about who you have rated.

Fitsort uses a filtered, gaussian-normalised version of the ELO rating system called fitscale.

Fitsort assures you this is a fair rating system.

Fitsort only uses publicly available information.

Fitsort is a fast, sleek and minimalistic approach to fitness rating.

Fitsort is the leading fitness rating website in the U.S. (Americans: it means “hot”).

Fitsort does not display adverts.

Fitsortwill be releasing a free android app shortly (but Fitsort works in your phone’s browser anyway).

Readers, have you tried this application and if so, what do you think about it?