I have always been amazed by the fact that Flickr.com gets between 2000 and 4000 uploaded photos per minute. That’s a lot of photos. Even if we take the lower number (2000) that’s over 1000 million photographs every year. If we wait a few years more, Flickr.com has as many photos as there are people on the planet.
Wouldn’t it be great if we could somehow visualize that number? Well, the first step is a little application i wrote called FlickrStreamr. When you click ‘GO’ it gets the most recent photos from Flickr and animates them as if they were falling down from the top-left corner of the screen. You can hover over the photographs to preview them and click to go to the appropriate photo page on Flickr.com.
Don’t worry if that’s too technical for you. You can still try the application :)
If you want to host the application yourself you can do so by downloading the package. All you need is a webserver which runs PHP 5 (which practically all of them do). Instructions are in the package. You may also modify the package because i released the source code under both the Revised BSD license and the GNU Public License.
To try FlickrStreamr click here.