[thelist] social media sites

Robin Hastings robin.hastings at gmail.com
Tue Aug 19 19:59:26 CDT 2008

On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 5:56 PM, Bob Meetin <bobm at dottedi.biz> wrote:

> I took a look at the powerpoint.  That really was a lot of work.  I
> appreciate the link.  I also appreciate both positive and negative
> feedback from all who responded so far.  I missed craigslist.org;
> although not originally designed as a social media site, for other
> reasons, I should have put it on the list.  reddit was on my original
> list, but failed in the transfer to my email.
> What is the craze about Flickr?  Is it because it's a super facilitator
> or other?

Yes, it was, but I really got paid a lot of money for it, so it all
evened out in the end... ;) I hadn't considered craigslist as a 2.0
site either, but I guess it does fit the bill, doesn't it? Flickr is
incredibly useful for webby types because it takes any type of image -
not just jpeg pictures - and allows you to share, tag and get comments
on them pretty easily. Posting a design draft on Flickr (with
appropriate "who can view" limitations) and getting viewing stats,
comments and other goodies - for free - makes it a really nice tool
for me. It's also pretty tightly integrated into most blogging
platforms so it's nice to use as an image storehouse if you do a fair
bit of blogging.
That's why *I* use it - your mileage may vary, of course!!

Robin Hastings
robin.hastings at gmail.com

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