Monday, 25 August 2008

Tag Galaxy

Here is a cool application I came across this weekend via a colleague's recommendation. Tag Galaxy uses tags to develop its own “tag-o-verse” using a planet metaphor. Type in a tag you’re interested in and, using the tags people have used when loading their Flickr photos, Tag Galaxy will instantly assemble a system of planets that represent those tags. Click on a planet to zoom in and browse photos. (Make sure you're using a good version of Flash.)

Here's a tag galaxy I created by using the tags recipes, chocolate, and cookies:

And here's another using coffee, cup, café, and latte (no cappuccino?):

You can rotate your galaxy or zoom in on specific pictures. I love the visual representation of concepts and ideas, and it also allows users to browse the multitude of photos already posted on Flickr.


Donna said...

what a neat idea! I'm going to have to play with that later!

kristin said...

How fun! thanx for sharing! :)

Sab said...

That is so neat!