Tag Archives: Flickr

Darth Vader mash-up – Star Wars art project

Not entirely content related, but take a look at this Flickr profile – celebrating a Star Wars anniversary.
On that note, when is the rumoured ultimate Star Wars DVD set coming out? The one with all six episodes?
Thought the guys at Fox would get that set in before HD-DVD or Blu-Ray becomes standard.

Yahoo introduces content rich ‘passion centres’

A while back Yahoo announced plans to develop new content channels (also known as ‘passion centres’) in collaboration with expert content partners. It believed that developing interest led microsites would pull in and keep more users on the Yahoo network.

I’ve just seen its Sport microsite by Eurosport and I’m impressed – especially the design and inoffensive layout.

It’s interesting to see Yahoo going back to its roots of being a destination site full of rich content. Okay, it eventually took an axe to its content production teams, but this new strategy appears to have worked well (pending traffic figures).

Yahoo US has already launched a Nintendo Wii themed microsite. Despite looking like it’s been designed by the team behind Wrigley’s Extra, it’s the first time I’ve seen a Yahoo service pull in content from its very own flickr.
MTV revealed in November 2006 that it too was looking to explore vertical interest sites.