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Wonderful are the ways of the Interweb…

Posted in Uncategorized by Simon Bisson on November 18, 2006

I spotted a little unusual traffic on one of my pictures on Flickr. It had suddenly gone from the usual 10 or 20 views I get for an unlinked picture to over 2800 – in less than a day! This was quite surprising, as it wasn’t even the best of the photos that I took that day…

So I did a little ego-surfing on Technorati to find out why, and I discovered that it seems to have become an internet meme in Argentina. Several popular blogs are linking to it, including a Spanish language site, Meneame, that seems to be a bit of a cross between Metafilter and Digg.

It’s interesting to explore a whole new side of the web, one in a language I can only just tease out some meaning from basic French, rudimentary Portuguese and a pile of context. It makes you realise that there’s a lot more to the online world than out little anglophone corner.

Big in Buenos Aires…

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  1. whumpdotcom said,

    I added the “don’t turn this off” photo to my Del.icio.us cache and saw several people pick it up off of that.


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