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vi.sualize.us

Image Bookmarking and Sharing


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Published 06/22/2012 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by Jess Meli
What can you use the app for?

Vi.sualize.us is an application that provides social bookmarking functions for images and photosa that users find all over the Internet. The applicaiton will let users surf the web and simply bookmark any of the interesting photos or pictures that they find or like. It serves as a form of social networkingbecause people can basically link back to pictures of other whom they many or many not know. Bookmarked photos and images may be shared with others too and this increases the opportunity for social networking. It can be a fun way to start discussions about photos or other items that people find on the Internet. It can also be a way to learn about the interests of friends, family and other people.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

The Vi.sualize.us application was developed Victor Espigares, who is a Spanish software engineer. The applicaiton is still currently maintained by Espigares, who loves photography and decided to use a bookmarking feature to capture photos and imagers or any type of visual content on the Internet. The first version of the application was released on October 2007 and it took a lot of time, investments and sleepless nights to get the application to where it is today.

What are the differences to other apps?

There are other similar bookmarking sites on the Internet. However, the Vi.sualize.us application also includes filters which help to remove unwanted content from view. Nevertheless, people would still have to manually tag content as offensive in order for the application to be able to remove it.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Users are invited to join the Vi.sualize.us and can begin bookmarking photos that they love. There are no waits or invites. Users see no strings attached. They simply right-click over the picture they love through the use of a Firefox extension. It is also easy to share photos with others through the application.

How does the registration process work?

Users are able to look through photos that have been uploaded on the application without needing to sign in. However, if a user wants to add their own images to the platform, a user account is needed. The link to create an account is readily available on the website. An email address, username and password are required. Users will also receive a confirmation email.

What does it cost to use the application?

Vi.sualize.us is completely free for everyone. There are no subscription fees that need to be paid.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Vi.sualize.us is a great application for those who would like to bookmark visual content they find online. It provides a venue for social bookmarking and content sharing. Users are able to find other users with similar interests or discover new content. It is a nice way to connect with powerful content online and also create a community of users with common or dissimilar visual interests.

  • Users can bookmark images they find and like on the web
  • There is a Wordpress plugin that makes it easy to display the images
  • It is also possible to place comment on images
  • Users can add tags to pictures which makes it easier to find
  • There is a plug-in for popular browsers which makes image additions easier


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