Tired of searching Flickr via tags and keywords? Me too. That is so 2003. Now, here comes Idée Labs with their awesome multicolor Flickr search tool thingamabob. They have taken “…10 million of the most “interesting” Creative Commons images on Flickr” and indexed them by color. Just pick a few colors and and their visual similarity technology takes care of the rest. Pretty freaking sweet, really.
By the way, don’t put in a bunch of flesh tones trying to find quick nudie picks. Tried it. Doesn’t work.
OK. do NOT try to do this early in the morning or if you have a hangover or if you are at work and you have shit to do. Seriously. All you have to do is drag-and-drop the boxes and place them in the proper hue order – from one end box to the other. I scored an 8 on my first go around on my laptop screen (go MacBook!) which is pretty awesome for a 40 year old (0 is the best score, 1464 the highest). I am going to try it on some other screens to see if I fare better or worse.
UPDATE: Got a big frickin’ ZERO the second time thank you very much. Go forty-year-old eye balls!