#6 Flickr Fun
Like many web 2.0 sites, Flickr has encouraged other people to build their own online applications using images found on the site. Through the use of APIs (application programming interfaces), many people have created third party tools and mashups* that use Flickr images.
Mashups are hybrid web applications that take features from one application (like Flickr) and mash it up with another.
New mashups come out, literally, every day. Here are some fun ones that work with Flickr:
– Spell with Flickr lets you spell anything from Flickr photos.
– Montagr creates photo mosaics from photos found on Flickr – all you have to do is change the tag in the top right corner.
– Flickr Color Pickr lets you find public photos in Flickr that match a specific color.
– Retrievr lets you find photos based on your sketching abilities.
– Trading Card Maker lets you create your own trading cards (many library staff already have…).
– Create a movie poster or magazine cover from this Flickr site.
Your exercise for this ‘thing’ is to:
- Explore some of the fun Flickr mashups and 3rd party tools that are out there.
- Create a blog post about one that intrigues you. Tell us which one you explored and what you liked about it.
PS: Learning 2.0 image created by Spell with Flickr.