Posts Tagged ‘Flickr’

The Future of Yahoo’s Web Properties

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

The demise of Yahoo has been a long time coming, but it’s still kind of a shock to see a one-time major website like Yahoo at the end of its rope.

If there are not any last minute changes, the last days of the once-mighty Yahoo company have begun. Verizon offered $4.8 billion for the Yahoo brand name, core patents, and the bulk of the company’s Internet properties, and Yahoo accepted the offer last year. The only major properties not included in the deal is the stake in Yahoo Japan, and the stake in Chinese company Alibaba.


Web2Flickr Uploads Screenshots of Every Page You Visit to Flickr

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

I agree with the author: I can’t make up my mind if this is an incredibly good idea, or an incredibly bad idea …

I’m not entirely sure if Web2Flickr’s functionality is a great idea or scary, probably both depending on how it is used. The idea behind the Google Chrome extension is simple: take a snapshot of every web page you visit and upload it instantly to Flick.


Creepy – Track Michael Arrington or Anyone Else via Geolocation

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

They certainly picked an appropriate name for this program …

Creepy is a free program for Windows and Linux that can be used to track Twitter and Flickr users. Track how? Via the geolocation feature that both services make use of. All you need to do is to enter the Flickr or Twitter username in the application and wait until the first longitude and latitude information are retrieved. Add the time of posting plus integration of Google Maps, Virtual Maps and Open Street Maps and you have created a movement profile of that user. The tweet and tweet url, or the image title and Flickr link are posted in a box at the bottom of the application for each individual hit.


Image Search Preview – Userscript to Display Direct Image Previews

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

This looks kind of interesting …

Most image search engines, and image hosting sites for that matter, use thumbnail previews of images that link to the image directly or another web page with the original version of the image. If you use Google Images or Bing Images for instance, you see a list of image results. These results are small thumbnails that lead to the site the images are hosted on. Users who want to download or view the image in its original size need to click multiple times to do so.


Custom, Changing Wallpapers With Flickr And Windows 7

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Personally, I don’t spend too much time worrying about wallpaper … but that said, this is kind of an interesting trick.

Personalization seems to have been one of the goals in Windows 7. This includes a revamped theme engine which offers improved customizability, including the option to share and deploy themes easily. Those themes are still limited, as they do not allow the user to manipulate objects in Windows, but they do offer some advanced features that are not available in previous versions of the Windows operating system.