Oct 10 2008
See? Now that’s a normal photo
Anyone who’s uploaded a photo using the internet has probably heard of Flickr. In fact I use it all the time for this site. Much of my random term image searches are done using Flickr, and it’s probably the best photo sharing site out there along with Webshots.
Don’t get me wrong, Flickr is a fantastic site providing an excellent, free service. However, one would think that when they’re on the homepage that the representative pictures on there would be a bit better.
Flickr uses about 20 pictures in their homepage rotation. If you hit refresh enough you’ll probably see them all. So I guess they got it right on around 18 of them. However there are two that make zero sense to me.
Ok so here are the normal ones
You see? These make sense. Artistic ability on one, a scenic view on another. Flowers and a bee. Fine. I get these. These are normal photography-like pictures.
But then you have these two:
Wait a minute. What? Why would you possibly have a little kid with big glasses who is borderline mentally challenged looking and some random Eurotrash type dude taking his own picture in what appears to be a bathroom? I simply don’t get this. These pictures are fine in their own photo sets, but appearing on Flickr’s homepage as handpicked photos to represent the site? I don’t get it.
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