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Fun Photo Capturing with Tag Galaxy's Globe

Tag Galaxy is a site that lets you enter any "Tag" or "Keywords" or phrases then brings back all the related photos found that may match your search results.  At first, I didn't think much of it until I started selectively picking specific keywords and tags that brought back some really interesting and fun results.

The final search image results will always be unique but have no custom URL or embed code, so it seemed a little senseless to even post about this other than it is a pretty cool site.  However, one idea and way to use this would be to capture photos of friends, family, neighborhoods, communities, or even cities and then share them using a screen capture tool and creating a link to your desired landing page. 

Here's the results I got back when using the tag: ActiveRain

If you're like me, the next question you might be asking yourself is, "Am I in that collage somewhere?" Haha~ Click on it, type in ActiveRain as your tag search then wander around the globe and take a peek for yourself?  You'll at least have fun looking and there might even be a few surprises.

You can zoom in, zoom out, roll and turn the globe, open the photos and read the descriptions and more.  I put together this quick little video sample showing what it would look like if you search your city using tag or keywords.  I used San Francisco in this sample.  Check it out, you may find other creative ways to use the tag galaxy for your photo capturing experience.  Enjoy!



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Comment balloon 22 commentsBrad Andersohn • July 25 2011 09:44PM


Brad, that is neat. This globe is a great to showcase gathering of all sorts. Thanks for sharing. 

Posted by Frank Rubi, (Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC) over 9 years ago

Wasn't sure if I should even post about this or not, so thanks Frank.  I've been having a blast with it. :)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 9 years ago

Brad, reading about it is one thing but seeing it here brought a new focus.  Experimentation is in order, thanks!

Posted by Kevin J. May, Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida (Florida Supreme Realty) over 9 years ago

I love it and am glad you shared it with us.  Cannot wait to experiment!!

Posted by Barb Van Stensel over 9 years ago

I was so excited when one of the photos for Lake Sinclair was my "trademarked" copy right protected photo from my web site.  Woo Hoo. 

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 9 years ago

that is pretty cool Brad, thanks for sharing with us!

Posted by Marilyn Boudreaux, Lake Charles LA Century 21 Realtor (Marilyn Boudreaux, Century 21 Bono Realty) over 9 years ago

Hi Brad - Looks like something fun to do, especially when the great summer weather is gone.

Posted by FN LN over 9 years ago


That is quite fun!   Even my little community of El Dorado Hills had 1500+ photos so was really entertaining!!!

Thanks for sharing!

Posted by DeeDee Riley, Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas (Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA) over 9 years ago

Great tip! So many good uses for this technology.

Posted by Scott Silverstone,, Connecticut Luxury & Waterfront Realty (William Raveis Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Brad - how cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!  When will I ever find time for all this fun stuff???

Posted by Bill & Cyndi Daves, TeamDAVES - Your REALTORS In the GA/NC Mountains! (Hiawassee, Young Harris, Blairsville, Hayesville, Murphy and Beyond!) over 9 years ago

Pretty cool world you tagged up there, Rain Man.

Posted by Jim Hale, Eugene Oregon's Best Home Search Website (ACTIONAGENTS.NET) over 9 years ago

Hey Brad...luv it...yet I'm feeling a little dizzy right now, maybe I spent too much time there. Most of all it served as a reminder of such wonderful people I've met along with AR road trip...including u my friend!


Posted by Lynda Eisenmann, Broker-Owner,CRS,CDPE,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co (Preferred Home Brokers) over 9 years ago

Awesome!  You find the coolest fun tools.  I saw quite a few of my friends in that globe.  A nice way to go down memory lane.  :)  Love it!!!

Posted by Irina Netchaev, Pasadena CA Real Estate (Pasadena Views Real Estate Team, Inc.) over 9 years ago

Yet another awesome thing! Already thinking of how I can make one but incorporate my RE area :) Thanks for sharing!

Posted by Samantha Smith, Sam I Am Houses, Simply Texas Real Estate (214.422.0729 over 9 years ago

Thanks for sharing this fun web site Brad.  We need to have more fun.

Posted by Al Raymondi, Ormond By The Sea Florida - Home and Condo Sales (Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida) over 9 years ago

This is really so much fun. Thanks for sharing. Wish I understood how to do screen capture.

Posted by Jill Sackler, LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate (Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500) over 9 years ago

Brad: This looks so cool! I will be going in and checking this one out. Thanks!

Posted by Surprise Arizona Realtor Jim Braun Sun City Grand Active Adult Communities, Surprise AZ real estate Phoenix West Valley (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Jim Braun Sun City Grand Az ) over 9 years ago

That IS fun and interesting.

Posted by Jack Snyder, Loan Officer, San Clemente, Orange County, CA. (Loan Officer in Orange County for FlexPoint Mortgage) over 9 years ago

You're not allowed to post here until you call me back!!!

Posted by Bob Stewart, ActiveRain Ambassador (ActiveRain) over 9 years ago

Pretty cool Brad ..But then again you always find the greatest stuff



Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) over 9 years ago

That is pretty cool app, Brad. Where do you find time to find cool sites like this?

Posted by Mike Yeo (3:16 team REALTY) about 9 years ago

Thanks Mike - I follow some pretty crazy techy's out there and I subscribe to thousands of RSS feeds.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 9 years ago