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June 20, 2012 7:26 AM   Subscribe

Rotobooth is a rotary phone photobooth - dial in your phone number and it takes your picture, uploads it to Flickr, and sends you a link via SMS.

The linked gallery contains some of the Best of the Booth shots, and the whole photostream can be viewed here.

Here’s an interview with the creator.
posted by quin (13 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
Evidently hipsters have their own photobooth/photouploading/whatever service, I see.
posted by HuronBob at 7:42 AM on June 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


I love my iPhone, it does all kinds of magic. But sometimes I just want my phone to be a fucking phone and a camera to be a damn camera.
posted by Fizz at 7:44 AM on June 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


Was going to say, who is this aimed at exactly?
posted by Melismata at 7:57 AM on June 20, 2012


Was going to say, who is this aimed at exactly?

Whoever's standing in front of it, one supposes.
posted by xingcat at 8:01 AM on June 20, 2012 [6 favorites]


Phone numbers and photos linked together in an online database, what could go wrong!
posted by DU at 8:08 AM on June 20, 2012 [2 favorites]


...and sends your photo and phone number to Homeland Security where they file it in a folder called 'idiot database'.
posted by jimmythefish at 8:11 AM on June 20, 2012 [5 favorites]


You people are assuming that you are giving your real phone number and taking a picture of yourself, not your dog.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 8:28 AM on June 20, 2012


In order to get the SMS, don't you have to give your real #? And if you don't want them SMS, why not just use your camera?
posted by DU at 8:32 AM on June 20, 2012


Unless you want someone else to get the picture of your dog's nether regions.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 8:35 AM on June 20, 2012


I dunno, it's kind of cute, party poopers. No one told you to rent it.
posted by lackutrol at 8:55 AM on June 20, 2012 [3 favorites]


So. Basically you could in fact use this to send your ex/nemesis/boss/&c a photo of your dog's butthole. Or someone else's butthole.
posted by elizardbits at 9:00 AM on June 20, 2012


Aha, now anonymous remailers I can get behind.

(swidt?)
posted by DU at 9:04 AM on June 20, 2012


Huh. The thought seems to be "Well, rotary phones are retro! And photobooths are retro! So of course it makes sense to combine them." Which, I guess it does make sense if you didn't grow up with either one.

It reminds me of that xkcd about "period speech."
posted by nebulawindphone at 9:19 AM on June 20, 2012


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