Posts Tagged ‘flickr’

North Korea’s Official Flickr Account Gets Hacked and Defaced by Anonymous

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Did you know North Korea had an official Flickr page? The country’s account on the popular photo sharing service made headlines today after it was hacked and defaced by Anonymous.
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Flickr Jumps on the Hashtag Bandwagon, Beats Facebook to the Punch

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Just days after news broke that Facebook is looking to incorporate the hashtag into its services, Flickr has already made the change on its end, adding the capability to its recently redone iOS app. The pound sign-driven communication aid comes to the Flickr app as part of the most recent update, and joins retro filters and @-based usernames in helping the service keep up with the times. Read more…

Match Made on Flickr: The Story of Patrick Eggert and Sophie Ellis

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Online dating websites are a multi-billion dollar business nowadays, and more and more single-and-looking people turn to the Interwebs to find their soul mates. Photographers Patrick Eggert and Sophie Ellis met through the Web as well, but not through a matchmaking site: their relationship started through a Flickr comment.
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My Picturetown Now ‘Nikon Image Space,’ Adds Perks for Nikon Owners

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Nikon’s free online image service my Picturetown never really caught on; given the stiff competition from big names like Flickr and 500px and, let’s face it, that unfortunate name, it’s not surprising. But Nikon is calling a do-over and starting fresh with a new look, new features and a new name. Staring January 28th, my Picturetown becomes ‘Nikon Image Space.’ Read more…

Flickr Tag Maps Reveal the Most Popular Photo Subjects Across Cities

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What are the most popular photo subjects in each location of your city? Is there any easy way of finding out? Those are questions UC Berkeley researcher Alexander Dunkel is trying to answer, and he has his sights set on Flickr as a possible solution. By combining the location geotags and context tags attached to many (or most) of the service’s photos, Dunkel is able to create tag cloud-style maps of any location that reveals the tags that dominate each location.
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Flickr Celebrates Commons’ 5th Birthday with Galleries of Most Popular Photos

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Flickr celebrated the 5th year anniversary of the launch of The Commons today. The massive collection of public domain photos now includes more than 250,000 images from 56 different libraries, archives, and museums.
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Yahoo! Image Search Now Helps You Dig Through All of Flickr Creative Commons

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We’re used to Google frequently improving things on its end — most recently adding pan and zoom to Google+ — but a constantly improving Yahoo! is a fairly new thing.

After numerous improvements to Flickr and a new Flickr app, Yahoo! has turned its photographic eye on Yahoo! Image Search. From here on out, you’ll be able to search all of Flickr’s creative commons images straight from Yahoo! Read more…

Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer Starts Putting Her Photos Where Her Money and Mouth Are

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When it comes to the Marissa Mayer/Yahoo!/Flickr love triangle, a little timeline of events is always helpful. So first we had Marissa Mayer, Google’s 20th employee, take over as CEO of Yahoo! after several other people over the course of 12 months just couldn’t cut it. It was around that time that the #dearmarissamayer movement began, with the message “Please Make Flickr Awesome Again” at the top of its list.
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Ho Ho Ho: Flickr Giving Away Three Free Months of Pro Membership

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If you’re a Flickr user, you can currently snag and open a Christmas present from the service a few days early. The photo sharing service — which has been undergoing a renaissance as of late — is currently handing out three free months of Pro membership. Simply log in to find a link to the present on your home page, or visit the Holiday Gift page directly.
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Flickr Updates Its iPhone App, Joins the Retro Filter Party

Flickr is the latest photo sharing service to shift its mobile offering to become more like Instagram. Just two days after Twitter launched photo filters for its mobile app, Flickr has updated its official iPhone app with the same feature.
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