Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Play Blogger

Wanna see something interesting? This is a slideshow of photos being uploaded to Blogger in real time.


Nicole P. said...

Now that is cool!

I swear people who come up with stuff on computers are just genius!! Pure genius! Like think of the process of setting something like that up...in real time. I can't even begin to comprehend it how to go about doing something like that!

Oh and the Nintendo guys who invented the Wii are geniuses too!!!

K T Cat said...

That was mesmerizing. I spent about 5 minutes watching it before I realized the time had gone by.

Dianne said...

Ack! That just sucked up way too much of my time. Very cool, though. It was fun to watch for connecting photos within the stream and to click on photos to go to the site they belong to.

Laura Matthews said...

strangely hypnotic

Rick Lee said...

Here's what the Blogger people said about this project:
"Shortly after Blogger launched photo uploading two years ago, one of our engineers whipped up a web page that would show us the pictures that were being uploaded in real time. The result was fun, often beautiful, but above all, compelling. We couldn’t stop watching.

Over the years we’ve kept this photo scroller as part of the Blogger offices, on a monitor or projector, as an interesting (distracting?) slideshow, and a reminder of the diversity and vivaciousness of Blogger blogs. The fame of the scroller spread within Google, until one day we were asked, “so, when are you launching this?

“Um...,” we replied. But we knew a good idea when we heard one. We got our UI people to come up with buttons and fadey effects and we got our engineers to make the whole thing fast and robust. A bit of work later, and now we can share it with all of you.

Nicole P. said...

"one of our engineers whipped up a web page"

I love how they say that like it is the easiest thing in the world, to whip up a website. It probably is to those guys.