Viewing your Flickr Images with Flipboard...

I have been enjoying Flipboard (, the iPad social magazine application. I like how it grabs content from my social networks and presents it in an attractive magazine style. For example a friend might point to an image or an article using Twitter. Flipboard will take that link and parse it and present it graphically on a page along with other content from that stream.

I was thinking it would be great it if could grab my Flickr stream (my photos, and also photos from my contacts) and present it to me in this manner. Flipboard does not currently do this, though I would expect at some point it will. This got me thinking about how to do this and I came up a solution by creating another Twitter account and then using Twitterfeed ( to have it automatically create a Twitter stream from the RSS file of my own Flickr account, and of the stream of my Flickr contacts. Once set up, Twitterfeed will automatically post items from these feeds to the Twitter account I created. I created a Twitter account for My photographs stream. The account grabs my photos, and photos from my Flickr contacts, and automatically adds them to this account. I then subscribed to this Twitter feed with Flipboard and now the images flow into Flipboard. I have a couple of screen shots below.

Tim Lauer
Lewis Elementary School
Portland, OR

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