Monday, July 09, 2007

“The photograph itself doesn't interest me. I want only to capture a minute part of reality.” Henri Cartier-Bresson

Time for a bit of rehashing of an old subject. I blogged about Flickr a while back but i realized i did not do it any justice. Flickr is a Yahoo owned photo sharing website community. Essentially a person uploads a photo and the community tags or leaves comments about it. There are thousands of thousands of photos and I believe it is one of the most popular photo services on the net. The reason for its popularity is simple it is easy to use and the community of viewers are very responsive. No longer does one hold pictures in a vacuum but they share it with the world at large. Photos are now being seen as more than a split second of time but a way of archiving the planet and it's inhabitants. Now, because so many people use this gigantic photo album many sites have mashed up their ideas with the Flickr page.
The help page can be a bit cumbersome so check this page out for a nice summary.I would like to dedicate the rest of the week to highlighting some of these new extras. In the meantime check out Flickr and give it a try.

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