Tag Galaxy: great way to explore Flickr

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This is a great little toy, though it’s a bit slow at the moment. It requires a little RAM and a good connection, so don’t try this on your Powerbook on that coffee shop wi-fi. You pick a tag, then navigate into planets covered in Flickr photos with that tag. They remind me of Katamari Damacy’s stellar objects or Super Mario Galaxy’s little planetoids. Spin, zoom, click, it actually works pretty well.

I know it’s predictable to suggest this, but wouldn’t this be fun on an iPhone or iPod Touch? Anyway, enjoy, but be gentle with the server. [via Metafilter]