updating flickr

Alder cones in winter
Originally uploaded by Frans Mäyrä.

I have really started to like Flickr and the way it makes tagging, categorising, sharing and discussing digital photographs easy. I decided to go “pro” and paid for an year’s account that gives 2 GB of monthly uploads and unlimited photo sets. Currently I have the classic ones: Travelpics, Summerpics, Autumnpics, Winterpics. It is interesting to explore all those collections of photos other people around the world are taking, uploading and sharing. Some of them are simply amazing, and taken as a community phenomenon, there is so much added value attached to them. In the case there were several competing services like this, the field would be much more fragmented – so, a Flickr monopoly is a good thing, eh?

Author: frans

Professor of Information Studies and Interactive Media, esp. Digital Culture and Game Studies in the Tampere University, Finland. Occasional photographer and gardener.

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