Lounge: playing around with Quipio

by: Wee Mama

Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 13:27:44 PM EST



There's a new social app (just what we need!) called Quipio. It lets you combine a picture with words. It reminds me of Haiku Deck with the additional limit of a single frame. I've had fun playing around with it and thought I'd share a few here - if you're curious join me over the fold -  
Wee Mama :: Lounge: playing around with Quipio
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(this image is of Javert on the bridge)

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Should I add a poll? (2.00 / 6)
Thanks for letting me share - it's been fun exploring how the words and images interact.

So, not such a good idea, then… (2.00 / 5)


I enjoy polls. (2.00 / 2)
Always good to have one's finger on the pulse, as it were. ;-)

Nice images/words, all of them. But I especially like Javert on the bridge with forgiveness.

There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)


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I like them all (2.00 / 4)
but especially the fourth one. I don't do much on the computer and hardly anything on my iphone, tech is really wasted on me.  

There's nothing like eavesdropping to show you that the world outside your head is different from the world inside your head.--Thornton Wilder

Thanks for the kind words. It is its simplicity that makes (2.00 / 5)
Quipio such fun. There is a window to enter text (you can type it or paste from somewhere else) and an option to put a picture behind the words if you want to. The picture can be your own or from the wonderful image search tool - it gave me some lovely ones. The app generates a variety of layouts for the text and you just pick one. It's amazingly simple - that was one of its goals.

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I have a selection (2.00 / 4)
of quotes I'm particularly fond of, this would be a nice way to save them. Perhaps mr w will feel like a tech lesson tonight and we'll explore. He'd really like it if I were less of a luddite so he'll probably be glad when I bring it up.  

There's nothing like eavesdropping to show you that the world outside your head is different from the world inside your head.--Thornton Wilder

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Sounds like a great way to explore it! (2.00 / 4)
I'd be happy to try my hand at a few too if that would be helpful.

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I've always been opposed (2.00 / 4)
to learning new stuff on the computer, perhaps because at heart I'm really tactile and I have to get my hands in stuff. Today I tried Noddy's instructions for making candy cigarettes for Valentine's. I'd already figured out how to fold the little boxes to hold them. It's fun when new projects come together as I've pictured, my friends will laugh hysterically since we're all old enough to have played with them as children.  

There's nothing like eavesdropping to show you that the world outside your head is different from the world inside your head.--Thornton Wilder

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I've been surprised and sometimes delighted by how much (2.00 / 3)
the pictures change the words - it's like a new form of poetry.

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The ones that puff, (2.00 / 3)
they were the first to go away. Powdered sugar inside a hollow sugar cylinder, names of real cigarette brands on the packs.

in 1996 I was at the HQ of a cigarette manufacturer giving a presentation on Internet Security. After the preso, the little weasel of a head security guy took me into the hall and explained how important this was to them:

"If one of our employees - just theoretically, you understand - wrote a document - as a joke, not that anyone has - about how to get 12-year-olds to start smoking (nobody has, of course, and if they had, you understand, it would have been a completely unauthorized joke) and it got out on the Internet, that would be bad."

I (did not) spit on his shoes, punch him in the face, drag him across the building and throw him out a window.

That will always be something I regret.

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


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they are not (2.00 / 3)
going to homes with children, I honestly think that one of the reasons I started smoking in the first place had to do with those candy cigarettes I played with. My girl friends who are the lucky recipients of my creativity will no doubt laugh and have some Bette Davis moments and then call to ask me what I'm going to do next.  

There's nothing like eavesdropping to show you that the world outside your head is different from the world inside your head.--Thornton Wilder

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Oh, I know. (2.00 / 3)
I think making some for us old fucks would be cool. You can still buy "candy sticks" but it aint't the same.

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."

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and I smoke (again). (2.00 / 3)
more the reason to want to shove that little weasels nose into his brain... ;~)

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."

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I was so, so lucky. My friend and I stole a pack of my (2.00 / 2)
mother's cigarettes and we each smoked a few.

We were five. Neither of us ever smoked again.

My paternal grandfather smoked a pipe after dinner. He was a cagey man and had my father clean the pipes to earn his allowance. My dad never smoked, either.

The first few years after my mother died from smoking-related illnesses, it took all my self control not to harangue the poor store clerks where cigarettes are sold.


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is it only an app for pads and phones? (2.00 / 5)
is there a computer version?

I've poked around their homepage - looks like so far it is (2.00 / 6)
just an app for mobile devices. Sorry!

It is free, though, for what that's worth.


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