Friday, July 17, 2009
Flickr, Thing #5
Honestly, I'm not to enthused by this thing. I think if it were new to me, I might find it more exciting. I have been using Flickr or something like it for years. Facebook has a picture sharer, and Kodak. If Flickr interfaced with Facebook, that would be groovy. Imagine if something in your status sent a search to Flickr to show pictures or groups you might like to the side bar where other new stuff pops up. That would be awesome. This brings to mind a question for me though. What makes Web 2.0, 2.0? Is it because of the interfacing, interconnected possibilities this brings between the user and the internet? Maybe because Flickr seems so old hat to me that I don't connect it with things like the Google Reader and blogspot like I should. I do like the search mechanism, all though it is just as persnickety to use as any search engine. My search I used was LOC, so you can imagine the problems I had with that! I wanted actual pics of the LOC. Who knew I was so picky? I like the fact that it sorts the pics for you based on copyright status.