We all probably have those moments at work (or when we should be blogging in my case) where our minds tend to drift off. For me I usually end up wasting a good bit of time each day on Facebook or Flickr looking at others’ recently uploaded photos. Flickrvision is a site which allows you to do that, but on a much larger scale-watching photos as they’re uploaded to Flickr geographically in real time.
The site works in roughly the same ways as Twittervision (also an excellent time waster where you can see people Tweet in real time by geographic location). You can select a location on the map, a whole country or just a state and then individual pictures will pop up as they’re uploaded to the site.
If you see something interesting pop up you can click on it to enlarge it, or take it a step further and click on the users name to check out some of their other images on the site. I’ve found quite a few really awesome photographs this way, as well as quite a few foreign photographers that, while they might not exactly be professionals, upload quite a few pictures to the site of events, which can make for a pretty awesome trek to another country and can give you a small glimpse into the life of someone else.
As a pretty big photography nerd, this site started sucking up tons of my time from the moment I found it. The random nature of watching the photos pop up on the screen holds a pretty big attraction for me, especially seeing where each of them comes from.
I highly recommend giving the site a try when you have some time to spare- it’s definitely hard to look away, so plan to spend some time there once you start browsing.