A colleague this week asked me about the importance/relevance of Flickr in today’s Facebook trodden wall. The answer is simple: Audience.
I could talk at length about the social intricacies but at the end of the day, I share my many and very ordinary photos of social gatherings (getting trashed) with my friends and family – and it’s the random comments made that are the most valueable.
And for those photos of mine I’d like critiqued and appreciated, I put them on Flickr because my audience there shares the same passion, that I do.
I believe this sort of sharing will continue to be a part of our online life for some time to come, and as the web evolves these will be come more and more defined. Hence, perhaps it’s not one ‘social media god’ we’re searching for.