Posts Tagged ‘flickr’

Reports Claim China Has Blocked Access to Flickr Amidst Pro-Democracy Protests

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Recent reports claim that, in an effort to increase censorship, China has blocked Yahoo! photo sharing site Flickr alongside a number of other social media services. According to Greatfire.org, a group dedicated to keeping the Internet open for all, the site has been down since July 1st. Read more…

Flickr Tweaks Its Photo Page… Again, Gets Relatively Positive Feedback

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In the ongoing effort to reach a happy medium between beauty and functionality, Flickr is yet again tweaking the layout of its photo pages. A number of users are reporting an updated layout complete with a few minor adjustments that seem to be making at least some formerly disgruntled users happy. Read more…

Flickr Has Hired the Creator of PhotoDrive to Improve Organization & Interaction

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It was recently announced that PhotoDrive, a popular photo uploading service powered by Flickr, is getting shut down. The reason? According to the latest Flickr blog post, Yahoo! has hired Jeff Bargmann, the man behind the growing photo start-up, in an effort to add some more human talent to the Flickr team. Read more…

Flickr to Drop Google and Facebook Login Options at the End of this Month

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Earlier this year, Yahoo! announced plans to wean off the Google and Facebook-based logins for its services. The first victim was their sports service platform, and at the end of this month it’s Flickr’s turn. Read more…

MIT Algorithm Tries to Predict How Many Likes Your Photo Will Get Per Day

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A photographer’s primary concern when taking a photo might not be “I wonder how many likes this will get,” but being able to gauge popularity could still come in handy when you’re trying to decide which photos to upload to your favorite sharing site.

Enter MIT PhD candidate Aditya Khosla and his new algorithm that does just that: tells you how popular your photos will be before you even upload them. Read more…

Flickr 3.0 for iOS and Android Gives The Mobile Experience Its Biggest Update Yet

Today, Yahoo! has announced its biggest overhaul to the mobile Flickr experience yet. Appropriately sporting the 3.0 version name, this new Flickr experience turns what was once an attempt to bring the browser version of Flickr to mobile devices into an entirely new experience that they hope will feel as natural on a mobile device as Instagram. Read more…

IMGembed White Paper Claims that 85% of Images Shared Online Go Unsourced

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IMGembed, a start-up we initially mentioned just over a year ago, has just released a report they conducted that predicts that around 85% of the images shared online go entirely uncredited. Read more…

iOS App Colorbay Seeks to Redefine Photo Browsing and Discovery

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From the designers and developers at MetaRain comes a new universal (meaning a single app for both iPhone and iPad) iOS app, Colorbay. Deemed “a one-stop app to discover and view photos,” Colorbay manages to present images from multiple services in an absolutely gorgeous design. Read more…

Flickr’s New Photo Experience Out of Beta, No More Opting Out

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Flickr’s new “photo experience,” which has been in beta for the past few months, is finally live for everyone to see. While this isn’t the full-on redesign that we mentioned might be on the way, this update completely overhauls the photo pages in particular — bringing speed, functionality and aesthetic improvements. Read more…

Impending Flickr Redesign Said to Simplify and Unify the Flickr Experience

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The current look of Flickr as of posting this article

According to a report by Re/code, Yahoo! is getting ready to redesign Flickr yet again. Said to be coming “within the next few weeks,” the updates won’t be as dramatic as the last revamp, but it’s definitely going to bring some welcomed changes that focus on the smaller details.

The overarching goal this time, it seems, is to simplify and unifying the mobile and web browser Flickr experiences. Read more…