ORB – Oregonian Research Blog

March 6, 2009

Friday ORB Roundup

Filed under: images,photo,ResearchWeb,roundup_bits,tips — Lynne @ 5:53 pm
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August 22, 2008

Dipity Wilco Timeline

Dipity is an interactive timeline sharing website. Timelines can be created from scratch or by grabbing a feed (blogger, twitter, RSS).

Timeline entries can contain text, video, photos, or maps.

Viewing timelines can be tricky. The default view is a left to right scrolling view, but depending on the computer or browser you use you may or may not have a scroll bar. If you don’t have a scroll bar, you can drag the timeline, use your mouse scroll, or view full screen. Flipbook view is another option.

Dipity has also created some cool mashups. TimeTube uses your supplied word or phrase, then searches YouTube and generates a timeline based on the video creation dates. Tickr generates an interactive timeline using Flickr.

Anyone can create an account and build a timeline.  Dipity also allows mulitiple editors to work on a timeline. Here is a link to one I created for the band Wilco. The timeline is also available on OregonLive.

January 5, 2008

Filed under: Google,images,Internet,tips — Lynne @ 8:53 pm

Search Tip

Google Image can tell the difference between an image with a face in it and one that doesn’t. It can also display only images that appeared in the news.

The feature isn’t an official search term yet, so you need to hack the URL to make it work.

Example, enter the word iris in the search box. You will see a lot of images of the flower. Now go the address bar and type &imgtype=face to the end of the URL. Go to that URL and you’ll now see photographs of people instead of the flower.

You can also limit your search to only images news images. For example, try a search for The Shins. You will get a lot of photographs for the band. Now append &imgtype=news to the search URL and you will have a much smaller result.

Found on Lifehacker.

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