Searching Flickr

Let’s begin with the Flickr side of things. To search Flickr, you call the flickr.photos.search method. Here is what a GET request to search for the text cat looks like:

    https://api.flickr.com/services/rest/?method=flickr.photos.search
    &api_key=xxx&format=json&nojsoncallback=1&extras=url_s&safe_search=1&text=cat

The method is set to flickr.photos.search. The text parameter is set to whatever string you are searching for (cat, in this case). Setting safesearch to 1 filters potentially offensive results from the search data sent back.

Some of the parameter-value pairs, such as format=json, are constant across both the flickr.photos.search and flickr.interestingness.getList request URLs. You are going to abstract ...

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