Saturday, June 20, 2009

Fun on Friday #34: Tag Galaxy

I have a feeling that Tag Galaxy is fun rather than functional but what ever else it is, it is beautiful!

Essentially it is a graphical interface that lets you search for Flickr photographs. Enter a tag, search for it and after a pause a sun is displayed with some planets orbiting it. Each planet is labelled with a tag related to the one you searched for.

For example, this animated solar system is what was produced when I searched for Glasgow. Once you have set of planets, clicking a planet will add that tag to your search and the combined tags will merge to form a new sun with a new set of related tags. When you are happy that you have narrowed down your search sufficiently, clicking on the sun will fetch the related photos and form them into a globe that can be spun to browse the pictures. Clicking on a photo will pop up a larger version of the relevant picture and an option to go to the relevant Flickr page.

Have fun and let me know what you think of it.

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