Monday, September 3, 2007

Week 3 Thing 6 Flickr Mashups

6. Have some Flickr fun and discover some Flickr mashups & 3rd party sites.

"Mashup (web application hybrid)

A mashup is a web application that combines data from more than one source into an integrated experience. The etymology of this term derives from its similar use in pop music, possibly from the hip-hop music practice of mixing two or more songs. -

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia"

The mashup I had a look at was the ability to turn one of your flickr photos into a trading card
I'm quite happy with the result. It was very easy to use and only took about 2 minutes literally to set the whole thing up to create and then post it on the blog.
I'm discovering there's a lot of simple tools out there that allow you to create some pretty cool things relatively quickly and easily.
I often like to create my own pictures and layouts so I don't often get to encounter these sorts of web applications simply because I'm not really looking for them.

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