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While I don’t actually post or comment on Flickr much these days, the stickiness of the site continues to amaze me. I’ve printed Moo cards, set-up groups, made maps, used slideshows, but it’s the simplicity of adding favourites that keep bringing me back. Usually I find these on my favourite aggregator PopURLs by Thomas Marban. I wish I had the talent of some of these photographers…….One of the most organic social networks I’ve helped mash-up on the web is the Window Seat Please Flickr group. In 2004 I set up this group to join with others who have a love and interest in photos taken outside of plane windows. This beginning started and continues quite humbly with the following text:
This group aims to collate photos taken from the window seats of aeroplanes. As consumers of window seat airline tickets we are given a special POV on this blue pearl Gaia.
A wonderful 21C thrill indeed.
Enjoy your flight.
Now on March 24 2008 the group has 18,328 photos and 2,792 Members! Since then I’ve purchased the URL http://windowseatplease.com/ and one day I’ll put up some content about the controversial modern day thrill and process of taking photos out of plane windows, instead of just cloaking the Flickr slideshow loop I have for my own set of photos. I am sure there are hundreds of ways of using Flickr I haven’t even considered.