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Adorable painting of puppy and kitten in Google Arts & Culture

Every day my Chrome browser displays a different work of art. The Chrome extension Google Arts & Culture powers the selection of what art is shown from their collection. The artwork ranges from very well-known artists like Van Gogh and Monet to lesser-known artists. It seems most of the art is from lesser-known artists—which I …

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Google image results for: art

Go to images.google.com and search for: art. That’s it—just one word: art. What do you think you would get? Images of the Mona Lisa or other famous paintings? Google gave me images of splashy colorful art. What results did you get? Please take a screenshot and reply to this tweet: As we know, Google personalizes …

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Linked Open Data Cloud

Indexing the world’s art

When I look at my 63 art projects, it seems like a lot. Lots of art across a variety of things.  Yup, I just shared my complete list of art projects—both projects that are public, and the projects that are in concept stage. Barely anyone knows about this work. Barely anyone makes work like this. …

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Unicorns I love them: in my Spotify Discover Weekly

When your 3-year-old influences your Spotify Discover Weekly

Amusing to see “The Unicorn Song” in my Spotify “Discover Weekly”. This cute song starts with a little child saying “Unicorns da dumm. Unicorns da dumm”. It sounds like she is saying something about unicorns, but I can’t make it out. This unicorn phrase repeats for about 36 seconds, then a little techno electronic beat …

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Google Streetview at night

Google Streetview at night

Almost all of Google Streetview’s images come from the daytime. Makes sense—that’s when you can see things the best. Today, I came across some nighttime shots on Google Streetview. The noise in the photos is fascinating. Almost like some sort of magnetic waves emanating from the Google Streetview’s radar. Maybe these are radar lines! Then …

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New artwork every day as your Chrome’s homescreen.

Get a new painting every day as your browser’s homescreen. I love the Chrome add-on, Google Arts & Culture. They display quite a range of artwork from famous artists to lesser-known artists. And if you don’t like the particular artwork for that day, you can simply skip it by clicking the refresh option. I rarely …

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Actually, more than 97% of @Flickr Free accounts are under 1,000 photos. The changes we announced today are mostly about enhancing Flickr Pro. Less than 3% of Flickr Free accounts, who chew up a huge amount of storage & costs that others must bear, are asked to make a decision.

What percentage of Flickr’s free accounts have over 1000 photos?

According to my math, 31% of Flickr’s free accounts have over 1000 photos. Flickr’s CEO Don MacAskill says it’s only 3%. How did I get 31%? Here’s the math: First let me put a disclaimer. I love Flickr. I want to see Flickr succeed. And I believe that is through allowing their archive of photos to …

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