Yesterday I finished a script to tag photos in flickr with an average RGB hex value. It was created so that a student would be able to seach the Color Fields group on flickr for images based on color. I started the script yesterday at 4:30pm and it was done around 6:30 I am guessing. Around 4:45ish emails start to come in from people curious as to what the hex code meant. Overall the responses have been positive with only one person getting a slight twist in their undies. Surprisingly, this little experiment has gotten me 1,300 views,a bunch of favorites and comments in less then 24hrs. Spamming does work!
Other interesting notes: Flickr’s api authentication system is overly complicated.
Update: Here is the first quick stab at a color viewer. Be patient as it is loading lots of images. Rollover the color to see the thumbnail and click to get to the full image. Here it is