Three New Yorkers go to Tibet.
Chines government loves Flickr interface!
So, Chinese government copies Flickr interface? So similar that Flickr users have no problem joining and creating accounts. Quickly, they have the most popular photo: The kitchen sink
. As one Chinese user writes "evrything is free in china , you know ,4 example the software that microsoft made"
Bird Watchers Guide
on Flickr. "Linked list of species submitted; find all photos of a species here".
The natural extension of Google and Flickr so that personalized maps
are created of geotagged photos. Add "geo:lat=xx.xxxx", "geo:lon=xx.xxxx" and "geotagged" to your Flickr tags and they go into the system. The possibilities are pretty wide open.
Ain't technology grand?
I recalled a few of the Flickrazzi's who post the "how-to's" of their daily lives
. For example, 7-how-7
works for a production company that produces blow-up dolls for the
film and commercial industry (via BoingBoing
works as a mortician, rickenbacker
documents his life in fast food, and then there's a variety of active duty military folk who are documenting the mundane "over there", like ob1left
, At Ease
, Doc Torres
, enlisted cowboy
, and the homsar
. But if blogging at work can be bad, than I'm sure taking photos at work and sharing them with the interweb HAS to be worse.
Flickr Doubles the Stakes
with their new offerings for Pro users. People with existing Pro accounts will have two GB of upload capacity per month, a subscription length of double what they paid for, and two free pro accounts to gift to friends.
Loose lips sink ships!!!1 (There be images, some quite big here)
I suspect a lot of MeFi shares my obsession with propaganda
(and propaganda-style) posters
, both domestic and foreign
, as well as the photoshops
that the Something Awful
crowds generate. CoolGov has a link today to the Office of the National National Counterintelligence Executive
and their Anti-Espionage poster collection
. Some are great
, some are almost pure propaganda
, and some show how obsessed with secrecy
our government has become. That lead me to Google to look for posters on the *.gov
domains. Check out the posters for "Venemous Snakes of Afghanistan and Pakistan"
, or what the well dressed airmen
is wearing (*note the "Essentials"), posters from the NOAA telling you that "lightning kills"
, the Code of Ethics for Government Officers and Employees
, and this one telling GI's why smoking could kill them
...The rumors are true. Yahoo has made a definitive agreement to acquire Flickr & Ludicorp
. What does this mean? Well, Flickr will continue to be a seperate entity, but Yahoo! Photos will be getting those shiny Flickr geegaws. AND "Pro account holders will get super mega bonuses, to be announced soon." (i can't wait!)
The Flickr community's reactions seem positive
global graffiti tour great stuff
from all around the world. almost makes you want to run out and buy a tube of krink
Dynamic visualization of flickr contact networks [java, flash, assorted technical jiggery-pokery]
"Conversation will improve,
language barriers will fall, artificial intelligence will begin to emerge, and, hopefully, people will be more honest about what they want and who they want to have sex with." If you could meta-tag a tag itself, would the resulting "tagweb" mirror how we collectively organize thoughts in our [collective] brain? (via del.icio.us
depend on licensed
photos. The red bands on this
image show unlicensed photos, and how much the project could grow. Also of interest is Color Fields
, and the Squared Circle Color Picker
Meta meta meta self.
Photographer Donald Andrew Agarrat
plays -- er, poses with himself.
Recently we've all been thinking
about flat (or better, faceted
web apps that organize email
, and general knowledge
. The common threads are metadata
(tags, categories, labels) that enrich relationships within and hence searchability
of large collections. But besides marketroid hype
, snark) and a computer that plays Twenty Questions
can we do and study using faceted data structures: searchable culture references
in The Simpsons, library science
, computer filesystems
development, models for human memory and cognition
these tombstones looked really neat.
show what life is like on the ground in Iraq as a US liberator in the air force. It's always great to see an insider's view, but I must admit some of the captions
come off as a bit weird/disrespectful. Otherwise, interesting stuff you don't see everyday.
been around as a photo posting/gallery/sharing kind of place for almost a year now, but today they launched something pretty impressive (ignore the dumb name): Organizr
. Check out the demo movies or try it out yourself if you already have photos there. This is the first time I've used a web
application that rivaled my desktop
application of choice (iPhoto, for photos). Pretty impressive what you can do in Flash these days, besides singing kittens and work-dodging games.
First launched during the week of no-metafilter, Flickr is a new kind of social software application (in the tradition of Friendster
) - but, after making friends and forming groups
, it actually gives you something to do! Created by a team led by Mefi's own sylloge
, Flickr is also a collaboration focused Flash-based application that allows you to share picture files with friends, comment on them and post them directly
to your weblog
. An exposed set of services
is also leading to a host of interesting ideas