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wow Flickr upload from MMORPGsLast week on “Make this!” I mashed up Microsoft’s SPOT technology with MP3 players. This week I’m thinking that the Flickr API could be used to change the way millions of people play MMORPGs (Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing games). Here’s the scenario, for those of you who play WoW, you’ll really dig this….

My wife plays World of WarCraft, a lot. One thing I noticed– thousands of people are posting screenshots of their game play, guilds, wardrobes, heck- everything online. They’re always looking for server space, free hosting or something. They’re moblogging the virtual worlds.

How about a Flickr uplaod button -in game-. See something cool? Hit the button, add the tags, designate it to your guild, upload. I suspect this would mean tens of thousands of accounts for a service like Flickr, but on a more macro level, people are going to start moblogging their virtual worlds just as much as the real world, why not use Flickr.

Here’s a screenshot.

wow Flickr upload from MMORPGs

Nokia could sponsor the Matrix online and characters in the game could use a real Nokia phone to post to their photo life blog or something too…

We can talk about sharing playlists and IMing from virtual to real later, but that’s where it’s heading….

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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