I still think flickr is on of the best things on the interwebs. It encourages people to look at things and share what they are looking at. It’s a fantastically designed system of information with it’s main interface, being the humble, simple, still photograph. They’ve bolstered this ‘place to stick your photo’ with some of the worlds best online tools – meta tagging, geotagging, multiple auto sizes, lightboxes, slideshows, groupings, set, comments and faves are some of my personal fave tools it provides. I still find its the best way to research a new place. Instead of getting a glossy brochure eye view of a town, you’re getting the nit and the grit from people who know it. You’re getting the macro and the micro. You’re getting the main square, the ornamental garden just off the main square, a little ladybird who lives in the ornamental garden.
With myself, over the past near 7 years, I’ve personally added 6399 images into it’s space. Over 2 new photos a day average. Most of these I’ve meticulously tagged – especially when it comes to things close to my heart – like Felix, Jaygo and Sophie. My more used tag is Harrogate and I’ve only got 720 or so untagged items.
People seem to curate their space with a bit more TLC than some of the other social networks. People seems to take more of a pride in their output within flickr. I’ts a great place to browse, to explore, to kill time, to find out about stuff.
Here are the last 36 photos of other peoples photos that I have chose to click ‘favorite’ on. No agenda, no real reason – usually there’s something about them (aesthetically, subjectively or objectively) I like or may find useful in some way. Vive la flickr.
1. Shopping. #harrogate #reflection #puddle #mall, 2. The Nose…., 3. _MG_66202, 4. enjoy it, 5. ” Choose your future. Choose life . . . But why would I want to do a thing like that? I chose not to choose life: I chose something else. And the reasons? There are no reasons.”, 6. So many rules…, 7. Natural History Roof, 8. Godson, 9. Congestion, 10. Good, 11. polished stones from the beach, 12. Centenial Red Kite, 13. Angel of the North, 14. Whitby, 15. King Lear – Abbey Shakespeare 2011, 16. DSCF1535, 17. King Lear – Abbey Shakespeare 2011, 18. King Lear – Abbey Shakespeare 2011, 19. Atari 1040stE, 20. Mr Strong, 21. IMG_9991, 22. Two toons, 23. Work hard and be nice to people, 24. 1307049722600, 25. Moo n River, 26. Untitled, 27. By Mr Chat, 28. 1307043874089, 29. 1, 30. Angels, Cherubs, Nymphs and Ninnies, 31. P1010091, 32. Shocking, absolutely shocking, 33. little man, 34. untitled, 35. 0185.19 Lollipop Man, Glasgow, 36. “So… Been to the races before?”