Thing 15: Images/Photos

I get to blog… about internet images?

No, okay, I’ve done enough about animated .gifs. (Almost.) And since you probably already know about Flickr, let me show you the Flickr map, a neat little gadget that gives you a clickable map to browse through. It’s not very expansive, but every photo on the map is a gorgeous representation of its region.

And not unlike Wikipedia, you can get caught up in links that lead to links that lead to links. The map lead me to this picture of New York, which lead me to the sidebar to show the other photos in the set, which also included this cityscape, which reminded me that I love dinosaurs, leading me to search for some more, and I found a t-rex tat, which reminded me that I love tattoos, especially bad ones on other people. All that brought me to this, which is my new favourite picture of the week.

Part of what makes Flickr so strong is the amount of professional work that’s uploaded and shared. Even people who aren’t personally photographers, and maybe even don’t want to share their vacation photos, can participate by browsing and commenting and are motivated to do so by how freaking gorgeous some of the photos are. Not to mention that you never knew you wanted an octopus on your back until just now.

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