By JENNA WORTHAM
Half the fun of surfing the Internet is stumbling across tasty little Web treats that you never would have thought to look for.
For the visually oriented, the pickings have been slim. Now, however, a handful of photo-oriented bookmarking sites are emerging to entertain the eye as well as the mind.
The sites — We Heart It, FFFFound andVi.sualize.us — resemble constantly changing art installations. Similar to a white-walled gallery, they present their goods with little to no flourish: simple, clean interfaces are all that stand between visitors and eyefuls of color.
The sites work similarly to their text-based brethren. When members discover an image worth preserving, they bookmark it, either by right-clicking or using a site-specific browser button. Although the sites are still light years away from the popularity of their older siblings -– Digg alone boasts 35 million unique users per month and as many as 20,000 submissions per day -– they are steadily gaining a loyal following...
Dec 3, 2008
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