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Blogmarks tagged flickr in 2007

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Photos taken in Brighton on Flickr! (via) The new Flickr Places feature has finally launched, and it’s absolutely beautiful. # 21st November 2007, 8:28 am

New on Dopplr: The Past (with Pictures). Dopplr’s trip pages automatically display your Flickr/Facebook photos that were taken during the duration of the trip—simple and smart integration of third party sites. # 20th October 2007, 11:25 am

Flickr: [what was with the pirates?] Garrrrhhhh! (via) It’s fascinating reading all the complaints on this thread—partly due to different international senses of humour, and partly just because as Flickr became more mainstream it attracted users who never picked up the sense of fun at the center of the Flickr brand. # 20th September 2007, 9:35 am

Lithuania 2007 set on a Map. Nat has painstakingly geotagged 285 photos from our trip to Lithuania. # 15th July 2007, 10:17 pm

Virgin Mobile Botches Creative Commons-Driven Ad Campaign. Virgin Mobile Australia used CC Flickr photos (and added offensive captions) for an ad campaign, but failed to get model releases from the people in the photos. Hopefully this won’t result in a backlash against CC; it’s Virgin who are at fault. # 13th July 2007, 4:57 pm

The top 10 presentations on scaling websites: twitter, Flickr, Bloglines, Vox and more. I normally avoid linking to “top 10” lists on principle, but this one pulls together some great resources and adds extra context to each one. # 1st May 2007, 1:51 pm

Capacity Planning for LAMP (via) John Allspaw’s MySQL Conf 2007 talk on capacity planning (John is Operations Engineering Manager at Flickr). # 27th April 2007, 8:41 pm

The website to web application gradient. Jeremy snapped this cunning illustration at my JavaScript Libraries panel at the Web 2.0 Expo. # 20th April 2007, 12:30 am

quakr. Uses Flickr machine tags to add tilt/pan/direction information to photos, then displays them in the correct orientation in a 3D Flash viewer. Presented at last night’s Oxford Geek Night. # 12th April 2007, 11:11 am

factoryjoe: Design Patterns. Chris Messina’s collection of user interface design pattern screenshots, collated on Flickr. # 10th April 2007, 11:22 am

mail rail on Flickr (via) Photos of the Royal Mail’s private underground railway, sadly closed in 2003. # 3rd April 2007, 11:02 pm

Flickr content filters (via) You can now upload illustrations and screenshots to Flickr without risk of being NIPSAd, provided you label them as such. # 30th March 2007, 3:45 pm

My photos tagged “cheese” on a Google Map. You can paste a Flickr GeoRSS feed directly in to the Google Maps query box. # 23rd March 2007, 1:55 am

KML and GeoRSS support added to the Google Maps API. Since Flickr can output GeoRSS, this means you can now plot your Flickr photos on a Google Map (if you’re so inclined). # 23rd March 2007, 1:03 am

Jeff Croft: Geocoding My Life. Really smart weblog integration of the Flickr API, using the Geocoder.us reverse geocoder along with hand entered locations to create a browseable archive of photos by location. # 1st February 2007, 1:27 pm

Flickr Machine Tags. A new feature for API developers that lets them stuff arbritrary namespaced key/value pairs in to tags and query them using the API. Even without range queries, this will enable a ton of exciting new third party developments. # 24th January 2007, 7:54 pm

Introducing: World Explorer and TagMaps. “Can we automatically extract information from Flickr geotagged images to create a rich visualization of the world we live in? The answer is: you bet.” # 19th January 2007, 9:55 am