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Flickr Gets A SearchLift

By - August 06, 2009

new flickr searh.pngFlickr has upgraded its search, and I like the results. Funny how we are all talking about Yahoo ceding search to Microsoft, but we all forget there’s a lot of other search to be done on Yahoo – like Flickr search. I wonder who Flickr will be integrated into Bing, by the way? Anyway, from the post announcing the news:

Note the new “View” controls at the top of the page, these allow you to display the results in different sizes and formats. Both small and medium views have an ‘i’ icon on every thumbnail — click it to see more detailed information about a particular photo. We’re also doing some whiz bang stuff in the small view to take advantage of as much space as you have on your screen, just try resizing your browser to see.

On the right side of the page we try to provide a new perspective on your search. Based upon how our members are tagging their photos and participating in the Flickrverse, you’ll see links to the groups, photographers, tag clusters and places that are most closely related what you’re looking for. We hope these will occasionally provide a little extra inspiration for your search.

Lastly, we’re exposing simple summary information on the page as you refine your search.


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2 thoughts on “Flickr Gets A SearchLift

  1. Prefabrik says:

    FYI, I’m using Firefox 3 (View:small, recent)

    I like to search by opening each page of results in a new tab. This works fine until the 67th page for some reason. When I try to open the next results in new tabs (68th page,69,70, etc.) it says there are no results. Which is false because if I instead click the “Next” button on the 67th page, there’s a 68th page of results and so on. Weird.

    So from page 68-101, I can only browse the results by clicking Next and can’t open them in new tabs. But after page 101, there are no results at all, just a white screen. I don’t know if this is the new cutoff page (I think it was page 167 in the old version) or what.

  2. I am using firefox 3.Its great work.