Kilogram
October 4, 2022 9:06 AM   Subscribe

Kilogram
The worst-quality photo sharing site on the internet - each image is compressed down to 1KB or less. It uses the browser's own JPEG encoder, so results can vary quite a lot (Firefox tends to end up a lot sharper than Chrome, with Safari somewhere in the middle).
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posted by malevolent (8 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
This project was posted to MetaFilter by cortex on October 6, 2022: from the folks who brought you FaceParagraph

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posted by ignignokt at 12:47 PM on October 4


Oh, I love this!
posted by fruitslinger at 2:25 PM on October 4


That's brilliant.
posted by COD at 5:12 PM on October 4


That's my fuzzy jam! A few years ago, a reader complained that the text-blocks of my blog were a bit dense. So I started to add at least one embedded picture. But I used to connect to the internet over a 300 baud acoustic coupler which set my clock on bandwidth. I reduce the size of my embedded pics with IrfanView but rarely crank it below 10Kb. With Kilogram, I can have a daily what-the-heck-is-that? challenge to enhance the reading experience.
posted by BobTheScientist at 2:48 AM on October 5


This has been posted.
posted by aniola at 9:13 AM on October 6


The ultra-rare and elusive eponysterical Metafilter Project.

Thanks, I hate it.
posted by Mayor West at 9:23 AM on October 6 [3 favorites]


Ha! I didn't even notice it over here, saw waxy mention it somewhere yesterday. I've used my emeritus mod powers to link it up after the fact now.
posted by cortex at 9:33 AM on October 6 [5 favorites]


That is the perfect username to have made this.
posted by JHarris at 10:19 PM on October 6 [1 favorite]


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