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February 27, 2010

Short and sweet

srikanth @ 9:32 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1267306360 ) Play

Slightly obscure/hardcore question, but hopefully enough clues here to get the answer.

Once upon a time there was a challenge. (1) was the target. (2) was the first attempt. (3) was the runner up but (4) eventually won.

Details of the challenge, please!

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Answer:

Stack Overflow (the site) ran a Twitter Image encoding challenge. The goal was to create encodeing/decoding algorithims which could compress an image of the Mona Lisa into a size small enough to fit a single Tweet (140 characters).


28 Responses to “Short and sweet”

  1. Generating (or rather evolution of) Mona Lisa through genetic algorithms?


  2. username
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    Extreme image compression: the Twitter challenge

    PS:
    http://www.tineye.com/ makes it really simple these days!


  3. Rogi
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    Stack Overflow ran a contest to produce a CODEC that could fit images into 140 characters (~535 bytes using unicode) for posting to Twitter.
    Most “recognizable” image wins.


  4. Extreme image compression: the Twitter challenge


  5. Trials to fit an image within 140 characters using extreme image compression. Someone on Flickr came up with the challenge


  6. Inglourious

    attempts to tweet mona lisa


  7. Francisco

    Swarm of tiny helicopter LEDs.


  8. shenoyvarun86
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    Twitter image encoding challenge by stack overflow.. competition to to compress images into a Twitter comment,

    (http://www.flickr.com/photos/quasimondo/3518306770/in/set-72057594062596732/)


  9. image compression challenge… an image was to be coded into 140 characters so you could send it through twitter….


  10. Dibyo
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    the twitter image encoding challenge


  11. madhur
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    Challenge to find a general purpose system for encoding images into 140 character Twitter messages, and decoding them into an image again using Unicode characters

    http://stackoverflow.com/quest.....-challenge


  12. varuns88
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    Twitter Image compression challenge. To encode the Mona Lisa into 140 character tweet.


  13. krudebox
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    Mario Klingemann (Quasimondo on Flickr) and Ralph Hauwert had the goal to write an image encoder/decoder that allows to send an image in a tweet.
    2 was done by Quasimondo.

    Sam Hocevar wrote img2twit,(3) which segments the image into square cells and tries to randomly assign points and colours to them until something is close.

    And then Boojum wrote a nanocrunch.cpp, based on fractal compression which is 4.


  14. shrik
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    The Twitter image encoding challenge. Details on StackOverflow: http://stackoverflow.com/quest.....-challenge


  15. byslexia

    the mona tweeta challenge and various responses.
    compress an image so that it can be sent as a single tweet.


  16. AmK
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    Twitter image encoding challenge – how much of an image, like the Mona Lisa, can be compressed using only the 140 characters allowed in a single tweet.


  17. sidsen
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    can you tweet a mona lisa?


  18. udupendra
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    Encode an image in a way that it can be tweeted i.e. does not take more bits than 140 characters would.


  19. The Twitter image encoding challenge. Encoding an image such that it fits into 140 characters.


  20. Raghuvansh
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    Extreme image compression; in this case, the idea is to encrypt it into 140 Unicode characters, i.e. one tweet.


  21. Stock Overflow
    1. Mona Lisa
    2. Quasimondo
    3. img2twit
    4. nanocrunch.cpp


  22. Logik
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    “If a picture’s worth 1000 words, how much of a picture can you fit in 140 characters?”

    Twitter image encoding challenge

    http://stackoverflow.com/quest.....-challenge


  23. Aparna
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    The extreme image compression problem, the challenge was to compress Mona Lisa so that it could be sent over a twitter message.


  24. malcaluffin

    this is the extreme image compression challenge in which people tried to encode an image so that it can be sent as a tweet…


  25. Could you paint a replica of the Mona Lisa using only 50 semi transparent polygons?

    Program created by Roger Alsing using Genetic Programming


  26. sandesh

    Challenge was to build a general purpose system for encoding images into 140 character Twitter messages, and decoding them into an image again


  27. Chinmaya U.Holla
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    Encoding Mona Lisa into a single tweet.


  28. Twitter Image Encoding Challenge


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