Blog posts tagged "flickr"
December 11, 2008⇒ My Flickr API library for PHP.
I’m a big believer in Norvig’s “Code is liability” maxim. Which is how I justify my ugly, but functional Flickr API implementation, in 40 lines of PHP (not the most expressive of languages), which I wrote in about 15 minutes one evening, and I now use for all of my Flickr side projects. And all apropos of digging through other folks Flickr API impls, trying to get them working on GAE. Thankfully blech is already there.1. (Aside api, appengine, Code, flickr, library, php, python)
I tried to fit this all into 140 characters. I really did. I couldn’t do it, not even with disemvoweling.
Chatting with a friend who does information architecture for pharmaceutical advertising she was shocked I hadn’t heard about the “Motrin Mom” twitter-in-a-teapot. I had no idea what she was talking about.
Apparently “Twittering Critics Brought Down [the] Motrin Mom Campaign”. And the entire advertising industry, at least here in New York, is having a fear-of-a-twitter planet moment. Complete with righteous anger about the “irrationality of Twitter”. (um, hello folks, but didn’t you build one of the largest global business by cynically manipulating people’s “irrationality”?)
But the part that really caught me off is this didn’t blip my radar at all. Maybe I was just offline for it, but as far as I can tell the twittering classes I follow didn’t peep about this. I thought Twitter was all about us? (Also, Summize you are already awesome and everything, but if you add “search within people you’re following” and “search within people who follow you” I promise to love you forever)
What I can’t figure out is if all these folks responding to @flickr are really confused about whether Hawkins is a Flickr representative (he isn’t and doesn’t in anyway suggest he might be) or just believe so strongly that “@flickr” address twits will arrive in Flickr’s inbox that reality is irrelevant.
I’m torn on whether the assumption that when you speak you will be heard is the ultimate arrogance (and one particularly prevalent on Twitter), or if rather this proves that we’ve historically worried too much about URIs and that culture has no problem evolving them ad-hoc.
Now if only I had a thesis, rather then a rambling collection of half thoughts. Which is why I wanted to fit this all into 140 characters. Alas.
Historical landmark New York Central Railroad 69th Street Transfer Bridge, with Trump Towers looming in the background.
September 22, 2008⇒ Zach Klein: “My astonishment upon discovering this is similar to that one time I found a 2-month old bologna sandwich in the fridge ripe with dozens of mold cultures, spawned while it sat neglected on the dark, bottom shelf.”.
My work here is done.0. (Aside flickr, quotable, toto)
September 16, 2008⇒ FlickrBlog: El Camino de Santiago.
“Every year around this time I search for the latest photos from the summer’s collection of trips from El Camino de Santiago, the ancient route filled with stunning scenery which spans between France and the north of Spain.”0. (Aside "el camino", flickr, photos, todo)
September 4, 2008⇒ code.flickr.com: Who’s On First?.
Aaron’s comprehensive documentation of all things geo and Flickr API-ish.0. (Aside api, documentation, flickr, geo)
August 25, 2008⇒ code.flickr.com: API Responses as Feeds.
This would have been out months ago if only the flight from Dublin was another 2-3 hours longer.0. (Aside api, flickr, syndication)
July 10, 2008⇒ Photos from an undiscovered country.
Checkout the cluster of photos appearing in the Yellow Sea mapping its emergence.1. (Aside apple, flickr, geo, geotagging, iphone, whoops)
June 11, 2008⇒ Yuiblog: Patterns for Designing a Reputation System.
Excellent, pragmatic, Christopher Alexander style patterns for building online community. With really cute graphic.1. (Aside collaboration, community, flickr, patterns, social, yahoo, yui)
May 1, 2008⇒ Code.Flickr: Videos in the API.
Finally got around to posting on working with video in the API. (been sitting in the “really should be edited a bit” queue for weeks now)0. (Aside api, code.flickr, flickr, video)
April 30, 2008⇒ Internet News: Flickr Taking Privacy Just Casually Enough.
Susan Kuchinskas has a nice write up of my talk on Friday that manages to hit most of my quotable moments (and leaves out the few that really shouldn’t make it to print). Slides coming soon.2. (Aside casual privacy, collaboration, conference, flickr, personal, privacy, talk)
April 18, 2008⇒ code.flickr: Web 2.0 Expo, you’re in our town now.
I’ve just posted to the new Flickr Developer blog a list of all the various Flickr folks speaking at next weeks Web 2.0 Expo. Also, if you haven’t seen it, take a spin around the rest of code.flickr, a new site for the Flickr development community that launched this week, and has been brewing as side project since time immemorial.0. (Aside casual privacy, code.flickr, conference, flickr, talks, w2e, web2expo)
April 10, 2008⇒ They Move: A random interesting video from Flickr.
10 minute app to provide some content while my blog was down this week. Uses the new “media type” hooks in the Flickr API.0. (Aside flickr, flickr api, flickr video, interestingness)
April 5, 2008⇒ kewlchops: Spruiking, Breadcrumbs & Marching..
George on the emergent cultural phenomena of awards/achievements/bravos/celebrations in the Flickr community. Someone should write a PhD.0. (Aside, Uncategorized flickr)
We’re a little late to the game but its awfully nice to be able to launch with zero screenscraping, and zero phishing-creepy-give-us-your-password. This is what data-portability-open-data-delegated-trust future looks like.
update: and yes, we’re cheating, because Yahoo’s addressbook API is still internal+partners only. We’re working on it.
Steve Ford’s first cups is probably my favorite photo project on Flickr. I’ve been watching for photos of his first cup of coffee each morning for nearly 3 years now (Oct 18th, 2005, when I saw and faved this photo from Ritual). And today he uploaded number 1,000.
And I remember the first drink Steve ever poured for me, at the Linden alley location, in late March 2005, when I was living in Boston, and flying out to consult for Odeo. After that I started flying the 3,000 miles for the coffee, and doing the Odeo consulting on the side.
Flickr trivia: First Cup was the first set on Flickr to get a feed (an official one at least).
If you’re a Flickr user you can your photos URL (
http://flickr.com/photos/yourname), or if you’re signing into a RP that supports XRDS, just use
You’ll also want to visit openid.yahoo.com, and click on “Get Started” and customize your OpenID identifier.
Personally I just use
laughingmeme.org as my OpenID. I had to futz around a bit to figure out OpenID 2.0’s slightly different syntax, but if you view source on this blog you’ll now see in the header:
<link rel="openid2.provider" href="https://open.login.yahooapis.com/openid/op/auth"> <link rel="openid2.local_id" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/kellan">