Saturday, September 10, 2011
And since I couldn't figure out how to upload two pics at once...
Visit my photostream! http://www.flickr.com/photos/67409505@N06/
I've always been pretty solidly a Facebook photo album sort of guy, but I'm liking some of the features on Flikr--especially the ability to map where your photos were taken. I love mapping, and I love linking my experiences to my travels! So maybe I'll be wasting a lot more of my precious studying time sloooowly adding all pics to this. We'll see.
EDITED TO ADD, post readings, with a little more depth----
I've been tinkering around with flikr and some of the other web things, and one thing I think they don't succeed at is simplicity of use, as Krug defines it. Granted, his bar is pretty low--simplicity means "so easy I don't really need to be sentient to operate the thing"--but even so, the complications of the the flikr interface, in particular, seem a bit much. And I'm a guy who's reading this text of ours and thinking, "I get your point, but I don't like the lowest-common-denominator subtext, and I actually enjoy puzzling out how things work, so you're not really speaking to me." So for me to be a bit nonplussed by the thing is saying something. I mean, it's cool; there are a lot of features. Tagging. Geo tagging. Albums. Yadda yadda yadda. But i think it's too much. And it's all on different pages, and all the pages look slightly different, as though it's several different utilities that have been linked together. Coming off of the extremely slick Facebook albums experience, Flikr is overcrowded. And yeah, I don't think Krug would approve--but streamline it just a little, smooth out the rougher edges, and I think I'd be happier.