Flickr + Twitter =

I’ve been lately noticing more and more people on twitter using URLs with the domain as short ULRs for their pictures on flickr so I decided to do some research and find out how they did this.

It turned out that the short URL of every picture is provided by flickr and is included in the HTML code of the flickr page page itself.

To find out the code to your picture here is what you should do

  1. Open the flickr page of your desired picture, e.g. 
    N.B.: make sure not to include any /in/set-xxxx in the URL, for e.g. will not work, you should stop before the in/set-xxxx part

  2. Right click –> View source

  3. Now search for the “” string you should find something like
    <link rev="canonical" type="text/html" href="" >

  4. I think you guessed that you only need to copy the red part of the code above, this is your short flickr URL

Now if you happen to use firefox and Greasemonkey you will only need to download and install this script that will display the current photo's link on the page. A worthwhile script to be added Top 10 greasemonkey scripts for flickr.

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So it is another chance for you to give it a try, with only 4 submissions your chances of winning are pretty pretty good.

Happy holidays to all

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I can’t say the project had a lot of entries but I would like to thank the 7 peoples who did take the time to participate and I am sorry for my poor performance in keeping it in a timely fashion.

Congratulations to Jesse Baynard for winning this project with 50% of all votes.

I would like to take the opportunity to remind you that there is a 1 year free pro smugmug account to be won right now at adidap (for a total value of $150) do not miss it!

7 pictures of reader’s bedrooms

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