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This article was published on November 5, 2008


    Boost brainstorm sessions with Getty Images’s Moodstream

    Boost brainstorm sessions with Getty Images’s Moodstream
    Ernst-Jan Pfauth
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    Ernst-Jan Pfauth

    Ernst-Jan Pfauth is the former Editor in Chief of Internet at NRC Handelsblad, as well as an acclaimed technology author and columnist. He a Ernst-Jan Pfauth is the former Editor in Chief of Internet at NRC Handelsblad, as well as an acclaimed technology author and columnist. He also served as The Next Web’s blog’s first blogger and Editor in Chief, back in 2008. At De Correspondent, Ernst-Jan serves as publisher, fostering the expansion of the platform.

    Getty Images, one of world’s largest stock photo suppliers, has launched a brainstorm tool called
    Moodstream. By showing you photos and movies from their seemingly endless archive, the stock giant wants you to get inspired. Music (with or without vocals) takes care of the final touch.

    But don’t expect this to be some random slideshow-like tool, since Getty Images has created a lot of parameters that only have one purpose: suiting your mood. So right now I’m tired from watching last night’s elections (stayed up to 6am), happy that Obama won, and a bit stressed since I’ve got a lot of work to do. That translates into the following streams:

    Moodstream looks beautiful and is a rather sophisticated tool. You can even save streams for later. There’s just one thing that bothers me. For a brainstorm, some pictures are a bit too dull. I miss photos which are on the edge, the ones that get you really out there. Other than that, great find.