Archive of: flickr
First up we have the very cool addition of proper geocoding in flickr. No more
geo:lat/lontags. If you have pictures that you’ve previously geotagged then those can be imported into the new system in the background (plus they’re looking at cleaning up the
geo*tags later on after import). API methods for developers are due to be released real soon now.
Then, over at upcoming.org – the global event calendar – they’ve just launched a raft of new shiny things including improved event filters and an “Undiscovered events” facility. This pulls events from Yahoo! Local that haven’t been added by the community yet, allowing the pre-seeding of Metros and easing the burden on adding common events.
Finally, in a nifty piece of cross site development, you can tag an image over at Flickr with the special
upcoming:event=$eventIDtag, that picture will then appear on the event page on upcoming.org. This little tweak is a personal favourite of mine.
- Over 2 million users
- Over 93 million photos
- 368TB of hard disk space
It would be interesting to find out what percentage of those 93 million photos are licensed under a Creative Commons style license. I’m sure I came across an article that gave some numbers a while back but my google-fu is letting me down. Does anyone else remember seeing that?
Hat tip: Adactio
Well that wasn’t too bad. Cleaned out some old pictures while I was moving them across, but hopefully no one will miss anything major.
There are still a few kinks to work out
- Some minor layout issues on the album lists, but that can wait. It doesn’t interfere with the navigation.
- I had to lose the existing comments, sorry, but the upside is that the comment system is now running through drupal and so is much more powerful (yes Martin, you can use HTML now). If you were particularly attached to some witty aside, then feel free to add it back in.
- I haven’t ported across all the descriptions yet, EUVolt, and some of the misc stuff has been done. I’m working on the rest.
Oh yeah, and the really cool thing is that I can now embed images into other node types, as you may have noticed!
Update: Changed the link to the EUVolt pictures.