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Flickr Hive Mind


October 2010 Flickr Hive Mind is moving to its own domain,


September 2010 Flickr Hive Mind now supports user preferences for screen color, photo viewer, and more.


July 2010 - Flickr Hive Mind is now using the new Flickr Lightbox to display photos from their links - enjoy!




Sorry not to be posting recently, but I have been coding up a Flickr photo mining tool I hope you will like. There's lots to do yet, but I think it's ready for a beta test:


What can you do right now?


Search and display photos, with thumbnails up to 250x250, by Tags, Text, Username, Recentness, or Explore.


Retrieve up to 500 results at a time - little or no paging, as long as your computer can deal with it and flickr doesn't revoke my API keys.


Todo list:

a) No authentication yet, so this will only find public photos. DONE

b) No searching of contacts or favorites yet. COMPLETE

c) I want to add a license filter you can retrieve only photos that offer certain license terms.COMPLETE

d) It will be easy to add intelligent reading of date formats people type in, but that's not there yet... COMPLETE


This tool is dedicated to AnnuskA Hjärta and her Flickritis.


Also thanks to Flickr Leech for inspiration.

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Uploaded on March 19, 2007