Despite an unfortunate road block (i.e. DoS attack) this past Friday, Zooomr’s TechCrunch a couple of months ago? Well, besides the splash screen above which stayed up for a couple of days, I haven’t seen all the features yet first hand.
I remember briefly strolling through the site in March and digging the way Google Maps have been integrated, a tweaked version of LightBox in the form of… LightMap. Fast-forward to about a week or so ago, the latest news would have to be Flickr’s Thomas Hawk telling us his reasoning behind his move to Zooomr. That was probably the time where interest grew in checking back with Zooomr’s happenings.
If you don’t know, Thomas Hawk shoots A LOT of photos of his beloved SF. He’s a very well known Flickrite among other greats. So, I was interested in seeing what would make someone who loved Flickr so much to be a “Chief Evangelist” of another photo-sharing site.
Meanwhile, here I am… interested. Now, through the rabbit hole… (to be continued)
Aaah, independence. Live and love freely. To have no boundaries on what you do, and what you’d want to get out of life. It goes hand-in-hand with freedom. It’s a right and a privilege—don’t take it for granted.
Besides, you get a day off—especially that day being a “Muuunday.” So enjoy the weekend. Have a great and safe one kids. Be sure to get out and see them fireworks. I hope I can over here. Hoping that the fog don’t roll in deep-styles, or else it’ll be just a big color-changing glob of clouds. But either way, should be great to see and take pics of hopefully.
PS. Speaking of independence, I’m currently looking for another photo hosting solution with the fact that my old fav, imagestation, has a charging model now in place. Eventhough I have the demo plan till mid-September, I need to do it now and just be done with it. The top two I’m looking at and liking are Flickr and Smugmug. Both two have unlimited storage and bandwidth (for downloads). A slightly different upload BW though… Flickr having 2GB versus Smugmug’s 4GB (monthly based on Flickr’s pro account and Smugmug’s standard account). But I think Flickr is for more general people, specially those bloggers; and Smugmug for people concentrating more on just a photographer-centric site. Tough choice! I myself am leaning toward Flickr because of its extendability through its API—it rocks. Here’s a couple of examples: