Category Archives: flickr

Nats + flickr + PicLens = wow!

Check out the great pictures on flickr from opening night at the Nats’ new stadium. This crowdsourced collection is much more captivating than the skeletal slideshow at washingtonpost.com. For best effect, install the PicLens Firefox extension. See also: Flickr vs. … Continue reading

Posted in flickr, journalism, media, newspapers, photography

Weekly reader – December 15, 2007

Interesting reads from this week: Why Lane Hartwell Popped the ‘Bubble’ Video (WIRED) – The hilarious video by the Richter Scales parodying the Web 2.0 bubble to the tune of “We Didn’t Start the Fire” disappeared from the Web after … Continue reading

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Flickr places provides a wide-angle view of the world

My friends who’ve seen me walk around with a GPS as I take pictures on vacation or hikes think I’m a little bit odd. But apparently, I’m not the only one. In the 15 months since Flickr officially supported geotagging, … Continue reading

Posted in flickr, geotagging, maps, mashups, travel, web 2, web 2.0 | 1 Comment

Fun with Google Maps and geotagging

Here’s a fun trick: copy the KML link from the bottom of a flickr page and paste it into the Google Maps search box. Here are my favorite flickr pictures plotted on Google Maps. (Click through to view it full … Continue reading

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The power of the social graph

There are many things I hate about Facebook’s Photos application: It doesn’t support high resolution photos. I get a Java cache error every time I try to upload pictures. You can’t search the pictures. It doesn’t use commonly provided EXIF … Continue reading

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People tagging on Facebook

Regular readers of this blog know that I’m a big proponent of geotagging. As I’ve gotten deeper into Facebook, I’ve also become a big fan of people tagging. People tagging allows you to uniquely identify people in pictures. Tagging can … Continue reading

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Using photos to show the story

A common refrain in journalism schools is “show don’t tell.” It means to make your writing sufficiently descriptive that readers can visualize what you’re talking about. Instead of writing that the “laptop looked old,” you should write “The laptop bore … Continue reading

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Flickr and privacy rights

Flickr is one of the treasures of the Web. You can find high quality images on just about every topic imaginable. It’s great for sharing with friends, planning vacations and illustrating blog posts. It also raises a lot of issues … Continue reading

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Editing photos, as easy as pie at Picnik

Picnik is part of a new class of Web-based photo editing tools that’s making sprucing up photos easy and fun. Picnik does a lot of the things that desktop photo editors do, but with a lot less work. The basics … Continue reading

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Fun with photos

I’ve been playing with some Web 2.0 photo tools this week and realizing how simple it is to make fun experiences. Here’s a slideshow I put together with Slide. This took all of three minutes. Select a theme, transition, music, … Continue reading

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