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Flickrbomb

I’ve just done something that seems so common it must have had the term coined and in widespread use, but no: I just Flickrbombed.  Having put up exactly zero photos for months, I got my account turned Pro and dumped a whole bunch of pictures in.  According to Google, only one person has ever used that term online before, so I can’t claim sole credit for it.  I’ll just count it as yet another parallel invention, and see if it catches on more widely.

Anyway, you can check out the general photostream if you’re so inclined, or dig through my two sets: Artistic and Teh Funny.  That’s all I have up there right now, though collectively that’s over 100 photos added all at once (thus the term “Flickrbomb”), and that’s just the ones I made public.

I may toss in more pictures over time, most likely from various and sundry conferences, but that’s an iffy prospect at best.  And while you can feel free to add me as a contact even though the stream may be more of a dry bed, don’t expect a reciprocal link.  I’m already thinking about pruning some of the contacts I’ve already collected, as I just can’t keep up.  Too much content!

Flickr really needs a way to filter your “contacts’ photos” feed to include only those pictures that have comments, or above a certain number of views, or something.  Then again, I wish it showed me photos from friends and family that I can see, not just those that are fully public.  I’m just a walking contradiction.  (Man, I loved that video.)

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    • #1
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    • Sat 22 Apr 2006
    • 1845
    J0sh wrote in to say...

    Walking Contradiction…. humm Green Day video with all the mischief?

    I think flickr’s got a function that hides all contact fotos and displays only family & friends… Not sure though…

    • #2
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    • Sun 23 Apr 2006
    • 0041
    Michael wrote in to say...

    nah, we’ve used that term a lot at Flickr.

    One way of Flickr bombing is to have a long conversation under a single photo with some friends. The people who commented early on the photo (not necessarily close friends) will have this image pop up over and over in their “Comments you’ve made” page even though they may not be interested in the conversation.

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    • Sun 23 Apr 2006
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    Received from Furious Angel » Blog » Photos

    […] ckr account. I’ve been thinking about it for a long time now but it was only after reading Eric’s post that I decided to do it. In the first 10 minu […]

    • #4
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    • Mon 24 Apr 2006
    • 0745
    John Nick wrote in to say...

    I did that myself — I had 4 photos for months, then got a burr under my saddle, went pro, and posted 4000+ photos. It’s worth IMO just to have a visible backup, plus my mom is thrilled to tears (literally) because she’s now catching up on the last 5 years of my life.

    • #5
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    • Tue 25 Apr 2006
    • 2319
    Jason wrote in to say...

    Flickr does provide a means to view photos from just your friends and family (the link below the heading on that page), but its not the most elegant presentation.

    Jeremy Carbaugh and I just cooked up something that you might enjoy based on our Groupr codebase. Contactr allows you to easily view photos from your friends, family, or general contacts, presenting their six most recent photos. It’s similar to what you mentioned wanting, and we hope you like it!

    • #6
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    • Wed 3 May 2006
    • 1659
    Gurukarm wrote in to say...

    Great pics in “Teh Funny” – I got some good laughs (always welcome in the middle of a boring work day!); thanks.Hope you keep adding to it.

    • #7
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    • Wed 17 May 2006
    • 1237
    Randy Peterman wrote in to say...

    What is interesting is that when you Google for that term a lot of sites that have an output of your RSS feed information on a web page now come up :) You’re syndicated all over the place!

    • #8
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    • Thu 18 May 2006
    • 1420
    Eric Meyer wrote in to say...

    J0sh: that’d be the one. I added a link in the post, in case you want to see it again.

    Jason: cool, I’ll have to check that out. I know about the F&F-centric view, but that’s not quite what I have in mind. I’ll have to write up a post explaining my desires in more detail.

    Gurukarm: glad you liked them! I’ll add pictures as they get taken, but it’s a sporadic process at best.

    Randy: yeah, I noticed that. Something like an extra 80-100 (no kidding!) results were spawned by the post being syndicated hither and yon. I feel all special!

    • #9
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    • Wed 31 May 2006
    • 0747
    Mia wrote in to say...

    I love it when people come up with new names)))

    • #10
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    • Sat 3 Jun 2006
    • 1324
    Jakob wrote in to say...

    It is great to see people getting on the flickr train. It keeps on moving and connecting friends and family across the country. I loved the “poetry of the earth,” pic. Flickrbomb away. Great content!

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