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Flickr
Tuesday, December 14, 2004


Flickr, the photo software for the web, is astonishly good. If you post photos on the web, you simply must try it right away. (Did I mention that it's free?)

This morning I uploaded photos of modern Chinese art that I'd snapped at the China Club in Berlin. Drag and drop. Drop-dead simple.

Check these out: The set of photos. The slide show.

A thumbnail (automatically generated)

A display image (automatically generated)

china6 The uploaded image

For several years, I have championed visual learning. Give me pictures and diagrams so I can grok the gestalt. Today I add Flickr to the growing constellation of technologies that promote learning. Expect to see some experiments in the next few days.




Experiment #1 -- Internet Time Models.

2 Comments:

Blogger guy said...

absolutely! Flickr is interesting for several reasons, - look at the emergence of photosets defined instantly through tags people use - here's a story on the isntant on the ground reportage of the recent jakarta embassy bombing - http://www.unmediated.org/archives/2004/09/citizen_reporta.php - people were uploading photos, and these were aggregated by tags. Try typing "poptech" - it's as good as being there, and lovely to see different perspectives etc.

Also, flickr has a great webservices based API, and rss etc etc - and this has had led to some great apps - e.g http://1001.kung-foo.tv/

I've recently been looking at tags as part of SCORM (yaaaawn), I used the flickr example as a great way to demo the power of meta-info...

1:26 PM  
Blogger guy said...

absolutely! Flickr is interesting for several reasons, - look at the emergence of photosets defined instantly through tags people use - here's a story on the isntant on the ground reportage of the recent jakarta embassy bombing - http://www.unmediated.org/archives/2004/09/citizen_reporta.php - people were uploading photos, and these were aggregated by tags. Try typing "poptech" - it's as good as being there, and lovely to see different perspectives etc.

Also, flickr has a great webservices based API, and rss etc etc - and this has had led to some great apps - e.g http://1001.kung-foo.tv/

I've recently been looking at tags as part of SCORM (yaaaawn), I used the flickr example as a great way to demo the power of meta-info...

1:27 PM  

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