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Share your Flickr Faves
bird poops on plum branch
For some reason I've been in the mood to work on tiny web projects lately. Tonight I decided that it was time for me to figure out how to get an RSS feed of the photos I mark as faves on Flickr. It's something that I've wanted for a while and I have no idea why they don't offer an RSS feed for this themselves. It's sort of like my social bookmarks, except with photos. I typically use Flickr faves as an easy way to cheer a photo (as you can cheer almost everything on the 43* sites) since I find I often don't have anything to say about a photo other than "I like this" and adding it as a fave is the easiest way to do that. But also, I'd like to share with other people the photos that I like... and this is where the RSS feed comes in. If there's an RSS feed, then I can add it to my blog and to my 43 People Feed so that people who are subscribed to me will also see the photos that I like. A fun and easy hour of work.

Here it is. And, just in case anyone else wants this feed for their own favorite photos as much as I did for mine, you can enter your Flickr username on this page to get your own RSS feed of Flickr faves. Enjoy... and let me know if you find anything that's broken.

PS. I don't know how you all survive without the aggregated people feed with all of your content from around the web. At the moment, I have 25 different sources of entries that show up on my blog. Just in case you feel like learning how to get one for yourself, every 43 Things account gets a page that displays any number of arbitrary feeds (learn more about how to do that here). I think this is the future of having an internet identity. We come from all over the web.

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awesome! I've always wanted a way to share my favorites too.

hey chilly monkey, my user name is different than my URL name (maggies) so the link in the feed goes to http://flickr.com/photos/mizrobot/favorites/ but it really should go to http://flickr.com/photos/maggies/favorites/.

thanks for sharing!

Mine (laurelfan) doesn't seem to work... when I submit the form it just gives me back the blank form.

Re: mine doesn't work

Ah, I confused my username (Laurel Fan) with my url name too...

Re: mine doesn't work

Yeah, I think flickr has one too many names for you: the username, the screen name, and the url name. There's also a weird bug in my rss feed if your username and url name aren't the same... which I'll fix sometime today.

does this live on somewhere? Wanted to use it the other day...

nevermind, flickr supports it natively now! yippie!

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