surfing for the bored
April 25, 2003 2:51 PM   Subscribe

WebCollage: Exterminate All Rational Thought --Neato (and sometimes beautiful) page refreshed every minute or so. Every image is clickable, too. It finds the images by feeding random words into various search engines, and pulling images (or sections of images) out of the pages returned.
A very cool surfing tool for when you're bored of your usual web haunts (mefi excluded, of course)
posted by amberglow (19 comments total)
You may find an occassional NSFW image tucked in there... just an fyi.
posted by Witty at 3:03 PM on April 25, 2003

thats really cool.. bookmarked.. what is NSFW?
posted by delpino at 3:09 PM on April 25, 2003

...not safe for work...

But yea, definitely cool.
posted by Witty at 3:13 PM on April 25, 2003

delpino: Not Safe For Work

I loved that, it's made my bookmark list as well. I like the way you can lick on the images and go to the page it was found on. surprisingly little NSFW stuff considering those statistics you hear sometimes about the percentage of we stuff being naughty.
posted by ollybee at 3:15 PM on April 25, 2003

You know, a lot of people don't like Jamie Zawinski (Plastic Carl being one) but he continues to generate interesting things.
posted by the fire you left me at 3:22 PM on April 25, 2003

great link. bookmarked it myself.
posted by poopy at 3:59 PM on April 25, 2003

I like the way you can lick on the images

And I thought I was the only one. [wipes the screen]
posted by dilettanti at 4:12 PM on April 25, 2003

Great link, amberglow! Thanks!
posted by WolfDaddy at 4:24 PM on April 25, 2003

Good link.
posted by adampsyche at 4:40 PM on April 25, 2003

you do realize, amberglow, that by introducing this material, you have compromised the well-being of every mefite here and quite possibly threatened the very existence of mefi, don't you? ;)

my name is eric and i'm an webcollage addict
posted by poopy at 5:00 PM on April 25, 2003

lol poopy! and i'm glad everyone liked it, and sorry about the nsfw stuff..i didnt realize...

maybe it'll generate more unique/interesting links for here!

why do people hate the guy who created it?
posted by amberglow at 5:16 PM on April 25, 2003

I love a world where a purely random image search brings up this. (probably nsfw)
posted by PrinceValium at 8:15 PM on April 25, 2003

Very cool link, amberglow, I love tools for random surfing. else could you stumble on the orthopedic enthusiast?
posted by madamjujujive at 10:03 PM on April 25, 2003

kewl, I made it my desktop 'web page' flashes a little, but sometimes it flashes a lot. ;)
posted by QrysDonnell at 11:35 PM on April 25, 2003

You guys do realize that you can download this in screensaver form, right? Maybe its for Linux only. Oh well. :)
posted by slacy at 12:54 AM on April 26, 2003

This is what the Internet looks like.

posted by eddydamascene at 2:31 AM on April 26, 2003

That is the neatest thing - thanks, amberglow - and selecting by image rather than language makes for encounters with areas of with the non-English WWW I usually ignore ...
posted by carter at 8:29 AM on April 26, 2003

I like his cool old school matrix meets jodi style homepage. Anyone know how old webcollage is? I bookmarked it a year ago, but I thought I saw it on memepool before that. Link to non-clicky collage should you want to make a copy.
posted by roboto at 4:43 PM on April 26, 2003

Re: NSFW. First time I click it and I get this (NSFW) graphic from a Japanese Penile Augmentation clinic. Hooray for WebCollage!

Great link, amberg
posted by Ufez Jones at 8:59 AM on April 27, 2003

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