Flickr used to be cool
It’s not any more.
Flickr was probably my favourite site online for a while. It was fun posting images. Commenting on photos made it a “social” Web 2.0 poster child.
But by now, 2009, it’s left itself behind. Features introduced by sites like Facebook and Twitter seem almost obligatory these days, but Flickr hasn’t caught up.
- It’s a photography site whose photos are only 500px wide. Ugh.
- You can’t tag friends in photos (such as Facebook).
- Your logged-in home page attempts to give you a “friend stream”, but it just doesn’t seem to work. A more genrealised “universal stream” might work better.
But is there a good alternative yet to Flickr? Nothing mainstream has emerged, anyway.