Fetching JSON from Flickr

JSON stands for JavaScript Object Notation. It is a popular data format, particularly for web services. You can get more information about JSON as a format at json.org.

Flickr offers a fine JSON API. All the details you need are available in the documentation at flickr.com/​services/​api. Pull it up in your favorite web browser and find the list of Request Formats. You will be using the simplest – REST. The REST API endpoint is api.flickr.com/​services/​rest, and you can invoke the methods Flickr provides on this endpoint.

Back on the main page of the API documentation, find the list of API Methods. Scroll down to the interestingness section and click on flickr.interestingness.getList. The documentation ...

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