SLA 23 Things Week 4 Photos & Images – Part 2

Posted on November 13, 2008
Filed Under SLA23Things, Social Networking, Web2.0 | 4 Comments

Last weekend, I worked on SLA2Tthings with a friend using Skype. It was a fun way to explore flickr and delicious. We each brought our different expertise and questions, which enhanced the experience for both of us.

Since then, I’ve been exploring image sites further and learning more about mashups, of which I’ve had a general idea for a while. The 7 Cool “Mashup” Websites – What Are Mashup Websites? YouTube video was very helpful. Some mashups covered that look interesting:

I explored the mashup awards photo category, which has lots of really interesting and fun things to see. Probably my favourite is Multicolr Search Lab, which allows searches of creative commons photos by colour and colour combinations. Once a set is created, clicking on individual photo tiles takes you to Flickr to see the full size photo. Also very interesting is Tag Galaxy. Below is one of the tag galaxies I created using this utility, as well as a Flickr set created by Multicolr Search Lab.

Image created by Tag Galaxy search on "boxer" "dog"

Image created by Tag Galaxy search on

Flickr set created by Multicolr Search Lab

Flickr set created by Multicolr Search Lab

I created a Flickr badge and have code to plug into my blog or website – now I just need to figure out how to add it to one of the side bars. I tried to make an e-card with delivr but it wasn’t working at the time. I notice that someone else working on SLA23Things had the same experience.

I checked out other tools briefly – enough to know which ones I’ll go back to and explore in depth:

programmableweb has a mashups directory to explore (as well as How-Tos, APIs and other resources) and warrants a return visit when I have a lot more time.


4 Responses to “SLA 23 Things Week 4 Photos & Images – Part 2”

  1. tara on November 13th, 2008 12:44 pm

    i’m enjoying reading about your learning and exploration.

    i love animoto–i heard about it at a presentation at barcamp about cloud computing. the first video i made was of my grandma’s 88th birthday party. my family loved it.

  2. Mary-Doug on November 13th, 2008 1:07 pm

    Animoto is one of the tools I want to look at more carefully. I just checked out the short preview clip of your grandma’s birthday – what a lovely thing to do and I bet your family was really pleased. So many tools, so little time…

  3. Nancy on November 14th, 2008 7:30 pm

    Were you able to make your flickr badge display? I tried that (the flash version using group photos). I copied the code into a new blog entry but the badge wouldn’t display. :(

  4. Mary-Doug on November 15th, 2008 2:56 pm

    Hi Nancy – I just tried a blog entry with my flickr badge embedded in it, and the badge didn’t work – the post contained the code. Back to the drawing board when I have more time. Blah…

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