These Maps Plot the Most Interesting Places and the Paths Between Them

For the past five years data artist Eric Fischer’s been working on something called the Geotaggers’ World Atlas, a project which hopes to discover the world’s most interesting places by examining beautiful Flickr photos. As it turns out, the maps showing the routes between them are just as beautiful. » 4/29/15 8:00pm 4/29/15 8:00pm

Flickr Now Lets You Turn Your Photos Into Canvases

Flickr just announced a fun, new—albeit kind of pricey—program called Flickr Wall Art. All you have to do to turn your Flickr photos into a large canvas, photo mount, or book is select your preferences on the new Create portal. Two clicks—and at least $50—later, and your living room's newest adornment is on the way. » 10/13/14 6:23pm 10/13/14 6:23pm

Use Flickr To Preview the Picture Quality of Your Next Phone or Camera

Whether you're in the market for a new DSLR or a new smartphone, image quality is probably pretty high on your list of considerations. From Instagrammed selfies to sweeping landscape shots, you want to find a camera lens that's capable of producing pictures you can be proud of, and Flickr can help you. » 8/11/14 10:30am 8/11/14 10:30am

Using Twitter, Flickr, and More To Crowdsource a Wildlife Timelapse

In September of 2013, a giant wildfire dubbed the "Morgan Fire" burned through Mount Diablo State Park in California. It left thousands of acres of bush and forest charred, but researchers at URS have embraced the opportunity to study how the local ecosystem responds and recovers from the disaster, using crowdsourced… » 5/19/14 4:00pm 5/19/14 4:00pm

How Flickr's New Head Plans to Rebuild a Photo Brand Fallen From Grace

In its quest to rebuild Flickr into the premier photo service it once was, Yahoo has swiped Google's ex-global director of product marketing, Bernardo Hernandez, and given him the ultimate task—taking down Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and a whole host of other services so Flickr can reign supreme. » 8/07/13 3:17pm 8/07/13 3:17pm

Flickr's Massive Redesign: Full-Res Photos, a Terabyte of Free Storage

Sure, Yahoo just about killed Flickr, but today it's trying to restore its former glory. Just after the company this morning announced its $1.1 billion dollar acquisition of Tumblr, it showed off a completely redesigned version of Flickr with giant photos and more storage than you probably even need. » 5/20/13 5:21pm 5/20/13 5:21pm

How Yahoo Killed Flickr and Lost the Internet

Web startups are made out of two things: people and code. The people make the code, and the code makes the people rich. Code is like a poem; it has to follow certain structural requirements, and yet out of that structure can come art. But code is art that does something. It is the assembly of something brand new from… » 5/20/13 9:14am 5/20/13 9:14am