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Friday, September 21, 2007

Blogger's fascinating time-waster

Blogs have gone from zero to more than 70 million in a little more than 10 years, and Blogger, which was founded in 1999, provides the engine for many of them, including this one.

For some time, Blogger had an in-house application that would display the photos people upload to their public blogs in real time. It finally occurred to them to package the program for general use, and the result is Blogger Play.

It's fascinating, and would make a good screen saver if it weren't for the fact that it's hard to quit watching it. The newer and faster your browser is, the better it works (Firefox works well), and it's possible to adjust play speed, back up, pause, and even capture photos. To learn more, have a look at the FAQ.
M. Zane Grey, 3:12 AM