Over at the always informative TechCrunch, there’s an article about Zoomr (hmm…the site is down–too much traffic, methinks), which it describes as ‘Flickr on steroids’. It’s built by Kristopher Tate, who is all of 17 years old:
Any photo can have an audio annotation, although recording functionality is not yet built into zooomr and so you must do this from your camera or an audio program and upload it separately. Zooomr has a built in flash player to listen to the annotation. You can also associate any person with a photo (something you can’t do on flickr, where you can only tag a photo with a person’s name if you like), and there is very tight integration with Google maps to allow geographic information to be included with a photo. If a lot of photos are geo tagged in a specific place at the same time, zooomr assumes they are part of an event even if the photos are all from different users.
That sounds nifty. Check out the nice looking screenshots.
At seventeen I was cruising up and down Ambleside Drive in my rich friends’ cars, trying to win Ultima VI and stage-managing a production of Grease. Oh, and me and my nerdier friends created a grad video. Ah, my lovely, wasted youth.